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Work in security? Manage or install CCTV? Do you understand GDPR or the Data Protection act 2018? What about the latest change for the privacy electronic communications regulation 2019?

What to see if you are eligible to read our detailed 28-page paper on CCTV obligations Under the GDPR, Data protection 2108 and the Privacy and Electronics Communication regulations?

See an abstract from the paper:

Surveillance cameras are no longer a passive technology that only records and retains images but is now a proactive one that can be used to identify people of interest and keep detailed records of people’s activities, such as with ANPR cameras. The use of surveillance cameras in this way has aroused public concern due to the technology no longer being used solely to keep people and their property safe, but increasingly being used to collect evidence to inform other decisions, such as the eligibility of a child to attend a school in a particular area.

In London the Metropolitan Police, Highways England and TfL control rooms share CCTV images using the Television Network Protocol (TVNP), which was developed by TfL over 20 years ago. This technology is analogue based and is now outdated and becoming obsolete as digital CCTV equipment becomes the standard – meaning that camera sharing opportunities will reduce.

The unwarranted use of CCTV and other forms of surveillance cameras has led to a strengthening of the regulatory landscape through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) the Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA), the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice issued under the Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA code).

Digital Video Network Protocol (DVNP), is now being introduced within Metropolitan Police, Highways England and TfL control rooms, this paper will look at the issues around compliance to privacy legislation as well as practical installations of a digital CCTV network.


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