The government is consulting on revisions to the surveillance camera code of practice. Many town and parish councils have taken on CCTV systems, so this is a chance to comment on changes to this code.
The code, issued under section 30 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA), provides guidance on the appropriate use of surveillance camera systems by local authorities and the police. This is the first revision to the code since its introduction in June 2013. The proposed draft updates references to subsequent legislation, in particular data protection.
The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 8 September 2021.