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We have provided a comprehensive list of abbreviations, along with their corresponding explanations.

ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition

ANPR is a technology that uses optical character recognition (OCR) to read and identify vehicle license plates. It can be used for various purposes, such as traffic monitoring, law enforcement, and parking management.

ANPR systems capture images of vehicles and their license plates using cameras. These images are then processed using OCR algorithms to recognise and extract the license plate information. The extracted data can be compared against databases for various purposes, such as identifying stolen vehicles or tracking traffic violations.

BMV/BWC – Body Worn Video or Body Worn Camera System

A BWV or BWC system is a portable audio and video recording device typically used by law enforcement officers, security personnel, and other professionals to capture interactions, incidents, and evidence in real-time. These devices are usually attached to the user’s uniform or clothing and provide an objective record of events from the wearer’s perspective.

They can capture audio and video footage using built-in microphones and cameras. The recorded data is stored either internally on the device or transmitted to a central storage system. Some BWV systems also offer live streaming capabilities, allowing remote monitoring of events in real-time.

EACS – Electronic Access Control Systems

EACS are digital networks that control access to security portals, which are entries into or out of a security boundary. These systems help protect people, facilities, assets, and intellectual property from potential threats and theft. Most EACS also function as an intrusion alarm system and can be powered by traditional electrical circuits or power over ethernet

FRC – Facial Recognition Camera
FRC, is a technology that identifies or confirms an individual’s identity using their face. Facial recognition systems can be used to identify people in photos, videos, or in real-time by mapping facial features from a photograph or video and comparing the information with a database of known faces to find a match.
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR is a comprehensive privacy and data protection law that was implemented in the European Union (EU) in May 2018. The main aim of GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal data and to harmonize data protection regulations across the EU member states.

GDPR applies to any organisation, regardless of its location, that processes the personal data of citizens. 

Some of the key principles and requirements of GDPR include:

Non-compliance with GDPR can result in significant fines and penalties for organisations, up to 4% of their annual global turnover or xxxxx , whichever is higher.

ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office
The ICO is a UK-based organisation that upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO is responsible for enforcing various laws that regulate communications, networking, and data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation

LP – Lawful Purpose.

LP refers to the requirement that organisations must have a legitimate and lawful reason for collecting, using, and processing personal data.
PIA – Privacy Impact Assessment 
PIA is a systematic process used to assess potential risks and impacts that a project, program, or system may have on the privacy of individuals’ personal information.
UAS – Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones
OCR is a technology that converts printed or handwritten text from images or scanned documents into machine-readable and editable text. This process involves identifying and extracting characters from images using computer algorithms, allowing the converted text to be searched, edited, or analysed.