Legislation for CCTV Systems
The Data Protection Act
All installed CCTV systems that have the ability to record video information, with the exception of those on domestic property, are subject to the terms of the Data Protection Act. Your CCTV activity needs to be legal and you must notify your CCTV scheme to the Office of the Information Commissioner and comply with the requirements of the act.
To legally obtain CCTV images for production as evidence, you must comply with the following:
- Comply with the Data Protection Act
- Install, operate and account for your CCTV images properly
- Ensure your CCTV scheme is ‘fit for purpose’
- Ensure picture quality is clear and offers usable images of people and vehicles