BSIA calls for clarity on biometrics and surveillance under new Bill

30/08/2023 | IFSEC Insider

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is expressing concerns about the proposed abolishment of the Office of the Biometric & Surveillance Camera Commissioner (OBSCC) contained within the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill and the subsequent resignation of the current commissioner, Fraser Sampson

The BSIA believes that it is crucial for the government, industry, and independent commissioners to work together closely to ensure that video surveillance is used appropriately, proportionately, and ethically. The OBSCC was an example of a successful government and private sector partnership with tangible benefits for all. The BSIA is requesting clarity from the government on how they plan to move forward and continue progress in future implementations of codes of conduct.

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