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6/06/2017 00:00
BSIA looks forward to impending publication of BS 8593
The British Security Industry Association is pleased to have played a pivotal role in the development of BS 8593 Code of practice for the deployment and use of Body Worn Video and is looking forward to its expected publication later this month.

The standard provides technical and operational recommendations for the deployment and use of Body Worn Video used for the purposes of recording interactions between the wearer and other parties, or the environments in which the wearer finds themselves. 

David Wilkinson, Director of Technical Services at the BSIA and Chairman of the British Standards Institute’s GW1/10 subcommittee comments: “The need for a standard in this area was born from discussions held with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner with regards to guidance for Body Worn Video in relation to the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice. 

“The BWV standard development committee was chaired by myself and involved a wide variety of stakeholders, including manufacturers, inspectorates, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Security Industry Authority and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s office.

“There are clear advantages for the use of body worn video in a number of applications, however, its usage also brings about challenges in terms of privacy and data security. It is hoped that this standard will support the work of organisations such as the SCC and ICO in ensuring that surveillance remains appropriate, proportionate and that there is a balance between safety, security and the privacy of those being surveilled.”

BS 8593 will be publicly launched by BSI on the 14th June 2017 at UBM’s offices in Blackfriars, London, with briefings from both the SCC and ICO’s office, the Metropolitan Police, industry practitioners and Chairman of GW1/10 Dave Wilkinson.

For further information about the launch event, or to register for your free place, please visit: www.bsia.co.uk/events 

The standard is expected to be published in June 2017.