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World first day for surveillance practices confirmed

10 June 2019

Next week will see the inaugural Surveillance Camera Day, organised by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's office and the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP).

Taking place on Thursday, 20 June, the initiative has been announced as the first of its kind and one of the deliverable actions of the civil engagement strand of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy.

Camera surveillance is used throughout the FM sector, principally for security, although the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is seeing a growing number of additional options added to its uses.

Surveillance Camera Day is intended to increase awareness and generate debate about surveillance cameras and their use in society.

It intends to drive discussion on how their use is evolving, particularly in the area of face recognition and use of artificial intelligence (AI), to see how and why they are used and by whom.

As part of the day, camera control centres are being asked to open their doors to the public and to publish basic facts on the reasons for their use.

The 'secure by default' will also be launched at the IFSEC International Conference in London, working with manufacturers to ensure default settings are as secure as possible and less likely to be the victim of cyber attacks.

Further information on the day and options to contribute are available here.

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