UK OBSCC publishes 2022-23 annual report

25/01/2024 | Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

The UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner (OBSCC) 2022-2023 annual report has been laid before Parliament. The 55-page report highlights the commissioner's observations and findings regarding the use of DNA and fingerprints by police in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The report, produced by Professor Fraser Sampson before he left office, covers the period from March 2022 to March 2023 and discusses various matters, including the reduction in the number of National Security Determinations (NSDs), an increase in the use of Section 63g powers, DNA handling errors, and research conducted on the use of surveillance cameras and drones by the police and local authorities.

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