Installing an Illegal System

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CCTV is subject to the 62 legal requirements of the Data Protection Act. To read what this means for a person or organisation owning a CCTV system download and read the DPA CCTV Code of Practice.

Understanding the DPA could save your organisation £250,000 +. Imagine if my wife were to enter our local supermarket and instead of the monitor simply showing her entering the store (legal) it was showing the wine and spirits aisle (illegal). As she looks at the picture she recognises me walking down the aisle, but unfortunately I'm kissing and cuddling another woman. Were this to end in divorce my wife would almost certainly sue me for half of my pension, half of our home and 50% of the other properties we own. This would certainly come to £250,000 and maybe a good deal more. This aspect of the divorce, however, would not worry me overmuch as I know that I can sue the supermarket for every penny, as they disclosed visual data on me to my wife without my permission.

Contact us to receive our CCTV DPA information pack. This contains the following documents:

  • DPA Code of Practice from the Information Commissioner's Office.  This explains what the law requires of you if you have a CCTV System.
  • Our DPA Self Assessment Checklist providing a simple checklist for you to ensure that your organisation is complying with the DPA.
  • A Catalogue of the Data Compliant signage which is available to ensure that you comply with this aspect of the DPA.
  • Details of the Small Business Compliance Pack which provides most of the items and paperwork that the small business needs to comply with the DPA.
  • An outline of the VeriFi service which enables your organisation to ensure it complies with the DPA and also provides a years supply of most documentation etc.
  • An order form should you wish to order any of the catalogue items.  We will forward this to a specialist company that supplies DPA Compliance Materials

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