Code of practice for the deployment and use of Body Worn Video (BWV)

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Access Policy Open
Reference bps93680-2017-06
Alt. Reference
British Standards Institute BS 8593:2017
Document Status Current
Primary Classification
Author Organisation British Standards Institute
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


The standard aims to help organizations deliver BWV operations that strike a balance between safety and security on the one hand, and the privacy of the people being recorded on the other. It:

Covers planning and operational recommendations
Explores device recommendations, such as functionality, weight, image quality, encryption and data management
Includes data management and security issues, including data integrity, audit trails, storage and sharing, and redaction
Addresses the training needs of suppliers’ staff, BWV users, data handlers and operators
Supplies good practice principles for the use and auditing of BWV


The usage scenarios for bps93680-2017-06 have not been documented yet.

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