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We have a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system operating in the city centre of Preston.
The purposes of the CCTV system are:
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner recently consulted upon a draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales, to enable people to have their say on a strategy to raise standards and legal compliance within the surveillance camera community.
The consultation ran from 25th October until 6th December, 2016 and the results have now been published, a copy can be found in the documents section.
This strategy aims to provide direction and leadership in the surveillance camera community to enable system operators to understand best and good practice and their legal obligations, such as those contained within the Data Protection Act and the Private Security Industry Act, and then to apply that understanding to demonstrate compliance with the principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice and any other associated guidance.
The public are assured that surveillance cameras in public places are there to keep and make them feel safe, and that those cameras are deployed and used responsibly as well as transparently in a manner which is proportionate to their legitimate purpose.
Providing direction and leadership in the surveillance camera community, to enable system operators to understand best and good practice, and then demonstrate compliance with the principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice and any associated guidance.
The strategy has been divided into 10 key work strands each led by sector expert. Objectives have been developed for each strand with a supporting delivery plan setting out specific actions and outputs which contribute towards achieving the strategic mission. Delivery plans will be completed and published in 2017.
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