The National Landscape of CCTV Surveillance and Facial Recognition

The establishment of the National Camera Surveillance Strategy in 2017 has triggered the launch of new biometric technologies, including facial recognition. Local authorities and police forces are being encouraged to harness sophisticated video surveillance platforms in order to support law enforcement efforts, but the Surveillance Camera Commissioner has issued warnings against striking the right balance between privacy and security. As innovative new strategies to tackle crime are introduced into daily procedures, police forces must ensure that they are complying with the legal requirements put forward under the Protection of Freedoms Act and the surveillance camera code.

Join Westminster Briefing this March to explore the potential of CCTV surveillance and facial recognition, refresh your understanding of how you can utilise new technology to tackle crime and ensure full compliance with new and existing codes of conduct.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • The National Surveillance Strategy: an update on new and existing guidance around video surveillance
  • Transparency in facial recognition technology: ensuring public awareness of how visual data is organized and used
  • Understanding how to properly utilise new technologies to combat crime and support law enforcement efforts
  • Multi-agency partnership working: ensuring compliance and understanding the obligations for local authorities and the police
  • Learning from best practice case studies in effective and successful surveillance camera use

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Freddie Baker, Senior Policy Officer, ICO 
  • Prof William Webster, Director, Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance & Privacy (CRISP)
  • Harvinder Saimbhi, Head of Operational Delivery, Leeds City Council
  • Ilker Dervish, Vice Chair, CCTV User Group & NASCAM
  • Jayne Russell, Service Manager, Leeds City Council
  • Mike Gillespie, Director, Advent IM

About the day: 

The morning session will aim to provide delegates with an overview of the progress of CCTV Surveillance and introducing the facial recognition technologies currently being implemented.

The afternoon session will focus on good practice of CCTV and facial recognition use, including examples of successful case studies that meet and exceed the codes of surveillance practice.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who work with CCTV and surveillance cameras, including: CSPOs, CCTV Managers, CCTV Supervisors, Parking Managers, Enforcement Managers, Station Managers, Neighbourhood Managers, Community Safety Officers, local authorities, local councils, police services, police authorities, security companies, and all others with an interest in this area.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 17th March 2020

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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