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Information Commission to reject police demands on CCTV in pubs – tough new guidelines

UK: Information Commission to reject police demands on CCTV in pubs – tough new guidelines

… Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith said that although ministers had ruled out the use of “blanket” CCTV after the recent consultation on a new code of conduct for alcohol, strict new guidelines to limit police demands were still needed. Speaking to the Evening Standard he said:

“What we are worried about is that businesses are being forced into gathering information for police and the law enforcement agencies

The question is whether we are going too far and is this surveillance at a level that is unacceptable that doesn’t justify the benefits. Pubs and clubs should not become information gathering sources for police.

We have built up more and more surveillance of people’s lives and it is important that we keep a check on the overall purpose and whether what goes on is proportionate and effective.”

Source – London Daily News

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