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Public Bodies: Surveillance

Home Department written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the surveillance camera code of practice which came into force in August 2013 applies to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by public authorities.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles by public authorities for overt surveillance is within the scope of the surveillance code of practice issued under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Any covert deployment likely to obtain private information would need to meet the regulatory framework established by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

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