My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary has today laid before the House a copy of the 2016/17 annual report of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, as required by Section 35 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. The report is available from the Vote Office and will also be published on the Commissioner’s website.
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner is an independent role appointed under Section 34 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice, review the operation of the code, and provide advice about the code (including changes to it or breaches of it).
The current Commissioner is Tony Porter, whose term of appointment is set until 10 March 2020.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: