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17th July 2024 Issue no. 714

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Updated surveillance guidance fit for challenges of 2014 and beyond

Surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem. That was the warning issued by the ICO as it published its updated CCTV guidance last month.* 

The updated guidance explains the data protection requirements placed on operators of new and emerging surveillance technologies, including drones and body worn video cameras. The ICO Head of Strategic Liaison, Jonathan Bamford, has published a blog explaining the key changes to the CCTV guidance and why the updated advice is fit for the challenges of 2014 and beyond.

In his blog, Jonathan explains that "CCTV and other surveillance systems need to be proportionate, justifiable and secure to be compliant. [This] code will help to make sure that this continues not just today, but for the years ahead." The guidance launch was supported by the ICO's first ever webinar, during which Jonathan discussed the updated guidance and answered questions from those in attendance.**

* http://ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2014/~/media/documents/library/Data_Protection/Detailed_specialist_guides/cctv-code-of-practice.pdf

** http://ico.org.uk/news/webinars/previous_webinars

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