Essex research has had significant impact on the regulation of emerging surveillance technologies, and in generating new oversight at a national and international level. It has framed national policy, and legal and media debates. It has informed official bodies and organisations including the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency, the UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Office. It also formed part of the submission to the Court of Appeal for the recent landmark judgement on the legal basis for facial recognition technology.
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