Imagine if you had a time machine and you could travel back to the UK in the 1990s. Back then there was a banking crisis , a Conservative government and CCTV cameras were being put up all over the UK. So what’s changed over the last 20 years?
With regards to political debate and public awareness of the issues surrounding surveillance cameras it seems very little. Come with us now on a journey of discovery as we leap backwards and forwards in time to present the Then and the Now of CCTV in the UK.
A Code of Practice for CCTV: NOW
One of the “new” ideas touted by the government in 2011 is a Code of Practice for surveillance cameras. On 27th June a Written Answer from the Home Office was published in response to a question about the government’s policy on CCTV :
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Julie Hilling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of CCTV cameras.