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UK CCTV Code of Practice

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The UK Information Commissioner has released a new Surveillance Camera Code of Practice for England and Wales.

Released in June 2013, the Code of Practice provides good practice guidance for operators of CCTV and other surveillance camera systems which view or record images of individuals and information relating to individuals such as vehicle registration.

The Code details twelve guiding principles, which aim to provide a balance “between protecting the public and upholding civil liberties”.

The UK has a Surveillance Camera Commissioner to encourage compliance, oversee the operation of and provide advice on the Code.

self-assessment tool and guide to the 12 principles are available to assist organisations determine if they comply with the twelve guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.

Read the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.

Read the Guide to the 12 Principles.

Access the Self-Assessment Tool.