HRBDT at CRISP ‘The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK’

On 21 February 2018, Peter Fussey chaired a Question Time-themed event on ‘The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK’, hosted by the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance & Privacy (CRISP).

The panel included Silkie Carlo (Director of Big Brother Watch), Mike Barton (Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and National Police Lead for Crime Operations), Simon Israel (Senior Home Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News), Lord Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Home Affairs) and Tony Porter (Surveillance Camera Commissioner).

The debate encompassed a wide range of topics, including integrated national CCTV networks, automated facial recognition cameras and police use of body worn videos, raising numerous questions, such as the impact of surveillance on the citizen and wider society. The Data Protection Bill and GDPR were also discussed, including the latter’s influence on data processing.

For more information about the event, please see here.