Tag: Protection of Freedoms Bill

Freedoms Bill welcomed by the BSIA

The Coalition Government published on Friday the Protection of the Freedoms Bill, following an announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. In the Bill, reference is made to the forthcoming appointment of a Surveillance Camera Commissioner, and to the stipulation of a Code of Practice for the CCTV industry.

LGA takes positive view of Home Secretary’s announcement on RIPA surveillance

Although the UK government insists it is clamping down on the use of covert surveillance by councils, the Local Government Association has welcomed the announcement by the Home Secretary that councils will continue to be able to use covert surveillance under the guidance of RIPA, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.