Doktor Jons Guide to the "Use and Application of CCTV"
- Civil Liberties and the DPA -
Now call me silly, but what is the point of registering as a Data Controller if your security camera system isn't even capable of video recording.
Did you know that if a murderer is video recorded, carrying out a brutal crime some three metres in front of the camera (in broad daylight), simply by failing to change the Time and Date display to the correct setting (GMT / BST), or having the wrong caption displayed on the recording, means it would be inadmissable in court due to the fact that it is classed as corrupted data.
Perhaps as a public viewing CCTV manager, it might be worth considering the implications for the following conundrum.
So if for arguments sake an individual was looking to identify potential weaknesses in the companys security camera system, what better way than to knock on the door and ask to see for themselves, how clear they are on the recordings. You can of course refuse, but then that would probably attract the wrath of the Information Commissioner, with the possibility of a hefty fine for failing to comply under the terms of the act.
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