Surveillance camera commissioner contract extended
13 February 2017
Surveillance camera commissioner contract extended... THE HOME office has extended the contract of the surveillance camera commissioner Tony Porter for an additional three years.
Mr Porter was originally appointed to the role in March 2014 and the extension will keep him in post until 10 March 2020. The office of the commissioner was created under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to further regulate CCTV. Its roles is to encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice. Mr Porter’s responsibilities include:
- providing advice on the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems
- offering advice on operational and technical standards reviewing how the code of practice is working and advising the government where any changes may be necessary
Home Secretary Amber Rudd praised the work that the commissioner has carried out during his tenure. She said: “The role of the surveillance camera commissioner in providing oversight and compliance with the surveillance code of practice is a vital one in our modern society.