Data protection: CCTV and surveillance cameras

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published an updated code of practice for CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras. It provides best practice advice, for those involved in operating CCTV and surveillance cameras that view or record individuals’ information, on how to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. The code now provides specific guidance on particularly intrusive technological developments that the ICO believes may become increasingly popular, including body worn video, automatic number plate recognition systems and automated recognition technologies.

This checklist highlights the key legal obligations that a business should consider when dealing with personal data about customers, suppliers, employees or any other individual who may be encountered during the course of business.

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