GDPR in relation to CCTV

25th April 2018

New EU legislation — named the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/697 — is set to become enforced on the 25 May 2018. Although the UK is due to leave the EU on Friday 29th March 2019 the government has agreed to adhere to the new GDPR Regulation.

Unlike a directive it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and so it is directly binding and applicable.

GDPR can be summed up in one sentence:
ask permission, respect the privacy of the subject, value and protect their data.”

A good place to start would be to complete this simple online guide to see where YOU stand!

Data protection self-assessment – including CCTV
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/data-protection-self-assessment/

The surveillance camera commissionaire has produced the “ Surveillance camera code of practice “ Ref: ISBN 9780108512421
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/surveillance-camera-code-of-practice

Other useful links and guides:-

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
https://ico.org.uk/

National Cyber Security
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/

Owner / Installer guide
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/surveillance-camera-code-of-practice-ownerinstaller-responsibilities