Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition 2019 to Focus on the Ethical use of Surveillance Technologies

Global MSC Security today announced the theme and agenda for its 21st Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. On 11th and 12th November 2019, security practitioners, law enforcement professionals, academics and policy makers will come together in Bristol to debate the ethical use of surveillance technologies.

Tony Porter MSyl, The Surveillance Camera Commissioner – will provide insights into the challenges and solutions facing the video surveillance industry in a presentation entitled ‘The future of video surveillance in open society’. He will address what future regulation looks like, as well as how the National Surveillance Camera Strategy will respond to the evolving world of artificial intelligence, integrated surveillance and civil liberty challenges.

Highlighting the positive impact surveillance technologies, combined with traditional pro-active policing techniques, can have on investigations, will be Peter Spindler MSyl, the Gold Commander for the police response to the 2015 Hatton Garden Vaults diamond and bullion heist. In a presentation entitled ‘Technology and the Hatton Garden Heist’, Mr Spindler will explain how ‘analogue’ criminals were defeated by ‘digital detectives’.

Providing academic insight to the ethics debate will be Allyson MacVean, Professor of Policing and Criminology at Bath Spa University. Allyson has co-edited the ‘Handbook of Policing, Ethics and Professional Standards’ and co-authored ‘Police Ethics and Values – Policing Matters Series’.

Dafyd Llewelyn, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys Police, will outline how he took the initiative to link CCTV in 18 towns across his force area, to be monitored at the police headquarters in Carmarthen.

The Strategy and Planning Officer (CCTV Project Manager) at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon & Cornwall Police, David Eaton will be joined by the Area Manager – Resilience, Mobilising & Service Training at Cornwall Fire and Rescue, Kevin Thomas. Together they will discuss the monitoring of CCTV of the various towns and cities across Cornwall from the Fire and Rescue command and control centre.

Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby states: “Whether it is the use of facial recognition, the adoption of machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics, we need to consider the ethical implications of new surveillance technologies. The aim is not to inhibit innovation and adoption but to ensure we steer the right course with the right safeguards and regulations in place.”

The Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2019 takes place at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol. An exhibition preview will open on the afternoon of Monday 11th November, followed by gala charity dinner that will raise money for The Lily Foundation, as well as reveal the winner of the 2019 Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation. The conference takes place on Tuesday 12th November and is free-to-attend for delegates and ‘end-users’, with members of the Security Institute able to receive double CPD points for attending.

The event is supported by Genetec as headline sponsors and they are joined by the other sponsors Synectics, Bosch, DSSL Group and 360 Vision Technology.

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