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May 18, 2009  11:59 AM

CCTV of Little Use – Well There’s a Surprise

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CCTV, Surveillance

I've surfaced from last week's Identity and Privacy conference to start work on some lengthier and more detailed posts, but this particular item caught my eye - the Guardian reports on a review of CCTV use in cities and urban...

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April 6, 2009  1:18 PM

And the Academy Award goes to… Osama Bin Laden

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Biometrics, CCTV

The Telegraph is reporting that in trials of


April 3, 2009  12:17 PM

Streetview – the Public Fight Back

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CCTV, privacy, Surveillance

Google has launched its Street View service in the UK to inevitable howls of protest about the privacy implications. Is it really such a big deal? And might customisation offer a compromise for all concerned?


December 16, 2008  11:12 AM

What’s the point of CCTV?

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CCTV, privacy

Portsmouth Council is trialling a new CCTV system that claims to be able to spot anomalous behaviour and alert operators in real time so that they can respond to incidents rather than scanning 152 cameras in...


May 6, 2008  8:36 AM

CCTV fails to cut crime – so let’s take identity out of the equation

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CCTV, Surveillance

A senior police officer has stated that the pervasive use of CCTV in the UK has failed to cut crime and is an 'utter fiasco'. with only 3% of London's street robberies being solved using security cameras.


March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

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Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.


January 30, 2008  5:48 PM

Context and CCTV

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CCTV, context, Data protection, privacy

The Information Commissioner has published fresh guidance about acceptable use of CCTV cameras. The most notable part of this is a recommended ban on microphones to record conversations. Why is this such a big deal?


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