FAQs

FAQs

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) is a public body which reports directly to Parliament. The ICO’s duties include the enforcement of Data Protection Law.
Yes. It is a legal requirement that you register the fact that you are using CCTV with the ICO and to inform the people whose images you are capturing.
With the exception of small domestic systems for the householder’s own use, all systems have to meet the legal requirements.
Yes. Non-compliance can lead to very heavy fines (up to £17,000,000 or 4% of turn over whichever is greater) and you could also face claims for compensation.
Yes. If you are transmitting any personal data from a camera to a monitor, you are processing personal data.
No. Signage is only part of the legal requirement and all signage must be correctly worded and located in specific positions.
It depends on how much personal data you are processing and the size of your company.
Before disclosing any images you should always seek advice, under some circumstances you could be legally obliged.
Cameras should not capture images from outside the boundaries of a legally recognised scheme.
Under GDPR you must have a lawful basis for processing personal data (images processed by CCTV).
Under most circumstances an individual whose images have been captured has the right to view those images and receive a copy of the footage should they want one, this is known as subject access, but you should seek advice before responding.
Most organisations use a specialist company like Datpro to conduct a PIA, but you can conduct one yourself. If you wish to carry out your own PIA, guidance is available from the ICO at www.ico.org.uk
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