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Posted on 31st October 2014
HR practice

The Information Commissioner’s Office has this month published an updated code of practice for CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras.

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A data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information

The code provides updated best practice advice on the use of CCTV and surveillance cameras that are used to observe and record people. It explains how to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. It complements the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.

The updated code covers the latest technology that can read number plates, recognise faces and the use of body worn video. The use of drones is also covered.

Improved guidance on how to handle and respond to data subject access requests is also provided.

The code can be read here.

In practice

Employers and other users of CCTV and other surveillance kit should check their existing policies comply with the new code. Please contact Simon Quantrill if you would like help with this task.

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