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New mass surveillance database and 1984 action day - It's time to start speaking out against this covert and insidious destruction of our basic inalienable right to be let alone... more...

The silent increase in London's mass surveillance network, one year on... - At the time no-one seems to have noticed. One year on the sound of silence is still deafening.... more...

Magna Carta - our ancestors never imagined we would stop short - It was only to exhibit to their children the means that made them free, that they left this memorial to after ages... more...

When The Language Of Freedom dies, Freedom Dies With It - It is through language that we communicate and understand concepts such as freedom... more...

Orwell's warnings as relevant as ever - It is only through our own actions that we can effect a change to thinking in our societies... more...

CCTV Looking Out For Them Not You - the Home Office told local authorities to talk up any apparent successes of CCTV... more...

8th June 2014 - Time For Big Brother to Retire - We are living in the dystopian world of '1984' now. But we can change it.... more...

Body cameras - The 5 Laws of FFUCams - it might be true that the camera never lies, but who operates the camera?... more...

The Manufacture of ''Surveillance by Consent'' part 2 - what happens when the whole state and its every function become one massive security service... more...

International Group condemns Facewatch - ''Facewatch forms part of a ubiquitous surveillance culture that spreads fear and distrust''... more...

Landmark CCTV case in Australia - Mr Bonner's tribunal victory is a timely reminder that a meaningful debate is long over due... more...

The Manufacture of ''Surveillance by Consent'' - a trojan horse has been snuck into every public space in England and Wales... more...

New CCTV Code Consultation - proposed code creates a truly Orwellian definition of 'surveillance by consent'... more...

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Hits Out At ANPR - Should not be used to track the movements of law abiding motorists... more...

Government appoints CCTV yes man ... again - No CCTV warned in 2009 that more regulation is not the answer and we issue that same warning again today... more...

Open letter to UK Surveillance Regulators - A healthy society depends on the law-abiding majority being respected and trusted as they go about their daily lives... more...

Where to mate? 1984 please - Taxi cameras are part of a growing ''just in case'' mentality that treats everyone as suspects... more...

Britain under attack from 'talking' CCTV cameras - which stifle the very civic spirit they ''seek'' to create... more...

Internet Eyes and media politics - ''Let's bury our bad news on a busy news day'' says ICO... more...

Back to the Future - UK CCTV debate stuck in time loop - Imagine if you had a time machine could travel back to the 1990s... more...

NO CCTV - Camera locations

Selected camera locations

Click on the links below to view camera locations:

CCTV Treasure Hunt - citizen led mapping

The CCTV Treasure Hunt is an interactive game both on-line and on-the-ground that aims to map the UKs camera surveillance network.
See http://cctvtreasurehunt.wordpress.com

( More info at http://www.no-cctv.org.uk/blog/play_the_cctv_treasure_hunt.htm )

Freedom of Information Requests

The location of surveillance cameras can be requested from local councils via the Freedom of Information Act. Several requests that have been made are available online at the What Do They Know website, where new requests can also be made.
See www.whatdotheyknow.com/search/cctv%20camera%20locations

The National CCTV Strategy Programme Board (the body that implements the National CCTV Strategy) raised objections to having to supply cameras locations for Freedom of Information requests at an April 2009 meeting[1]. At a July 2009 meeting[2] clarification was given by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), the ICO referred to guidance with regards to Section 31 exemptions [3] and stated that:

When it comes to responding to requests for information about the exact location of CCTV cameras, the onus will be on each local authority to decide whether releasing the information would prejudice, or would be likely to prejudice, the prevention or detection of crime.

The ICO also points out that refusal to disclose can be challenged:

decisions made not to disclose the information are open to challenge. Applicants can ask the ICO to review the decision and ultimately this could be a matter for the courts.

 

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