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Police use of automated facial recognition is legal, Cardiff High Court decides

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The High Court in Cardiff has now found that South Wales Police’s use to date of automated facial recognition (AFR) has been consistent with the requirements of the Human Rights Act and data protection legislation, a government report reveals. It also found that the current legal regime is adequate to ensure the appropriate and non-arbitrary […]


Plans approved for the upgrade of analogue CCTV systems in Weston

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Plans to upgrade the old analogue CCTV system in Weston have been given the green light by local councillors, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest. According to the original news source, the current system is in desperate need of replacing as a number of cameras no longer work […]


New high-end CCTV surveillance camera deployed at Newark market place as part of crime-reduction drive

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A new high-end CCTV camera has been added as a preventative measure to provide increased coverage of Newark market place in a bid by local authorities and police to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the area, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest. Newark and Sherwood District Council […]


Police in Macau conducts Extensive Facial Recognition and ANPR Camera test

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Macau police have announced plans for a facial and object recognition trial that leverages the city’s extensive network of CCTV surveillance cameras, a recent news report has been able to suggest. Fifty cameras will be selected for the facial recognition test, while another 50 will be selected for license plate recognition. The cameras are being […]


Cameras hoped to deter Hartlepool theft and vandalism

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CCTV cameras will be installed in eight locations across Hartlepool, as part of the council’s plans to increase surveillance and deter crime. One camera will be installed at Ward Jackson Park, after play equipment was stolen. Another will be located close to the bowls club and coach house near Blakelock Road, and one more will […]


CCTV to save cemetery desecration

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A Perth cemetery suffered a theft recently, when an unknown perpetrator stole flowers and decorations from the grave of a baby. Now the mother, Danielle Townsley Brown (32), has launched a campaign and a petition to get CCTV surveillance installed in the cemetery. She said: “Last Wednesday when I went up to Lexi’s grave the […]


Facial recognition CCTV systems to be rolled out across London’s latest upmarket developments

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Facial recognition CCTV systems are set to be rolled out across some of London’s latest upmarket developments, including the Kings Cross estate, where Google is planning a major campus and Canary Wharf Group, whose 39-hectare estate hosts major global financial institutions, such as Barclays and Citigroup, a recent news report has been able to suggest. […]


CCTV Systems in Aberdeen set to undergo £1.5 million upgrade programme

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The CCTV systems in Aberdeen are set to undergo a massive a £1.5 million upgrade programme in an attempt to significantly reduce the level of crime in the city, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest. Under the terms of the project, Aberdeen City Council’s cameras and those belonging […]


CCTV Surveillance Camera Market set to Grow by 9.3% in 2019

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The CCTV Surveillance Camera Market is set to expand by 9.3% in 2019 to $19.9 billion driven by demand for improvements in security, public safety and business intelligence, a recent market research report by IHS Markit has been able to suggest. This development follows 9.3% growth in 2017 and an 8.7% expansion in 2018. This […]


European Data Protection Board releases New GDPR Guidelines on CCTV Surveillance

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The European Data Protection Board (‘EDPB’), which was established just over a year ago with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), has recently made available for public consultation its Guidelines on the processing of personal data through video devices (‘the Guidelines’), which includes not just CCTV, but also dashcams, private security cameras […]