DCC Graeme Gerrard of Cheshire Constabulary has expressed his disappointment that the Protection of Freedoms Bill doesn’t do anything to regulate private CCTV.
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The Protection of Freedoms Bill was very much the theme of the March 2011 Global MSC Security Conference, with many of the speakers left scratching their heads and wondering just what is the government trying to achieve with this piece of legislation.
It shouldn’t come as any surprising then that the Protection of Freedoms Bill is such a mess. It will add unnecessary regulation to CCTV and security industry and won’t achieve its goal.
The second reading of the Protection of Freedoms Bill in the House of Commons earlier
As part of a Coalition pledge to further regulate CCTV, the government has launched a
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.
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.