As CCTV cameras actively collect a type of data on people they are considered to fall under the Data Protection Act and must therefore comply with its 6 principles. Read our articles below for a better understanding of what that means for CCTV system operators.
Most CCTV systems now are required by the Data Protection Act to be registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). In the past 20 years, CCTV has gone from being magnetic tape footage that would be wiped over and then degrade over time to digital footage that could be stored in bulk and potentially for eternity. This change brought about the need for the CCTV Code of Practice to provide some guidance as to what should be considered in the planning of a new CCTV system and adhered to in its operation.
Article Posted: 18/09/2019 13:32:39