24 October 2014 #Employment
The Information Commissioner`s Office (ICO) has published an updated code of practice for CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras. It provides best practice advice, for those involved in operating CCTV and surveillance cameras that view or record individuals` information, on how to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The code now provides specific guidance on particularly intrusive technological developments that the ICO believes may become increasingly popular, including body worn video, automatic number plate recognition systems, unmanned aerial systems (sometimes referred to as drones), and automated recognition technologies. It also includes an expanded section on handling and responding to data subject access requests.
Employers undertaking surveillance should check that their existing policies comply with the new code.