This page was last updated by Doktor Jon

DSC0877222

 

Privacy Levels in relation to the deployment

of Video Surveillance Systems

-

-

The following scale provides a general guide to identifying the most appropriate Privacy Level, when determining the operational objectives of a particular location, or area within a site.

 

It is intended to offer a degree of guidance only, and is not designed to provide an absolute benchmark for all situations.

Doktor Jon's Guide -

Where System Profiling is being prepared, or routine evaluation for Operational Standards, the scale level can be recorded for reference against the site, specific areas within it, and individual camera locations. It can of course also be used to set a level, even if CCTV is not to be used.

-

-

- Level 1 - - Absolute Privacy -

An area or location which is deemed to require the highest level of confidentiality, and is therefore completely sanitised of any operational CCTV cameras

- Level 2 - - High Confidentiality, High Risk -

Surveillance cameras are permitted if appropriate and authorised at the highest level. Images produced are of contextual benefit only, providing either low resolution or pixellated / obscured facial content designed to have maximum privacy safeguards in place.

- Level 3 - - High Confidentiality, Low Risk -

Surveillance cameras are permitted if appropriate and authorised at the highest level. Images produced are of contextual benefit only, providing low resolution or wide field minimal target presence, such that an individual's identity is not recognisable or determinable on either display or recording playback.

- Level 4 - -Confidential or Restricted -

Surveillance cameras are permitted where appropriate in carefully defined locations, with the capability of producing images that are intended for identification of individuals within that area only. Collateral Surveillance is not permitted

- Level 5 - - Sensitive -

Justifiable use of CCTV cameras when used responsibly and appropriately. Recognisable images of individuals are permitted, and Collateral Surveillance may be included if authorised by an appropriate or affected third party.

- Level 6 - - Contractual or Implied Consent -

The appropriate use of security cameras in situations where those individuals being monitored or recorded are aware and in agreement, that the systems in place are being used both for their safety and the protection of other property

- Level 7 - - Acquiescence -

In general terms, any individual present within a CCTV monitored area accepts that the surveillance cameras are to be operated responsibly 'for a common benefit'

- Level 8 - - N.L.E.P. -

Where there is 'No Legitimate Expectation of Privacy', for example on a public street, or privately owned and operated train station platform, it is to be expected that the sites owner or manager will provide some level of video surveillance to achieve various operational objectives related to either security, safety or site management issues.

Subject to ongoing feedback, this Privacy Scale will be further refined and developed over time.

More archived information on CCTV and Civil Liberties

IMPORTANT: No material may be reproduced, copied or redistributed from this site, without the express written consent of doktorjon.co.uk
All the detailed information on this site is provided in good faith; and as such, Doktor Jon does not accept responsibility for any consequential loss, injury or disadvantage resulting from any individual or organisation acting on the details contained herein.

Doktor Jon 2004 - 2016

Please Note - Doktor Jon is currently upgrading his site, so you may see some layout changes on various pages, whilst the work is in progress. Hopefully, the total re-design and improvements, should be completed during 2016.

TwitterLogo9008x
LinkedInLogo9008x

KEYWORDS:- CCTV, CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION, CLOSED CIRCUIT TV, CCTV NEWS, IP VIDEO, SECURITY CAMERAS, VIDEO SURVEILLANCE, CCTV IMPROVEMENT, CCTV CRIMINOLOGY, CCTV NEWS. CCTV INDUSTRY NEWS, CCTV NEWSLETTER, TRUSTED CCTV,CONE OF CONTAINMENT, DISE ASSESSMENT, DTD, COUNTER TERRORISM CCTV, CCTV MANUFACTURERS, CCTV DISTRIBUTORS, CCTV INSTALLERS, CCTV CONSULTANTS, CCTV STAKEHOLDERS, CCTV CRIMINOLOGY, CCTV NEWS. CCTV INDUSTRY NEWS, CCTV NEWSLETTER, TRUSTED CCTV, CCTV IMPROVEMENT, CCTV SURVEILLANCE, CONE OF CONTAINMENT, DISE ASSESSMENT, DTD, COUNTER TERRORISM CCTV, CCTV TRAINING, CCTV GUIDANCE, CCTV RESEARCH, VIPER CCTV, VIPER IMAGE EVALUATION, NCIW 2012, NATIONAL CCTV IMPROVEMENT WEEK, HISTORY OF CCTV, CCTV AND THE LAW, CCTV AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, CCTV AND PRIVACY, COVERT SURVEILLANCE, TOWN CENTRE CCTV, CCTV RESEARCH, PSS CCTV, CCTV PHOTOS, CCTV IMAGES, CCTV GALLERY, CCTV PICTURES, CCTV PHOTOGRAPHS, CCTV HELPDESK, CCTV ADVICE, SAFETYNET CCTV, CCTV SYSTEM DESIGN, HOLISTIC CCTV, IFSEC, VIIDO, CCTV CASE STUDIES, CCTV EVENTS, SECURITY EVENTS, PROTECTION OF FREEDOMS ACT, CCTV CODE OF PRACTICE, SURVEILLANCE CAMERA COMMISSIONER, GUIDE TO CCTV, ADVICE ON CCTV, CCTV GUIDANCE, SECURITY EVENTS,CCTV FORUM, CCTV BLOG, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, DOKTOR JON, CCTV STANDARDS, CCTV OPERATIONAL STANDARDS, TRUSTED CCTV, CCTV PRIVACY, CCTV GOLDEN ZONES, CCTV GOLDEN ANGLES

Doktor Jons guide to

Doktor Jons Guide to The Use and Application of CCTV & IP Video - a unique resource providing information and advice on  the modern use of CCTV video surveillance
Doktor Jons Guide to The Use and Application of CCTV & IP Video - a unique resource providing information and advice on  the modern use of CCTV video surveillance

Doktor Jon's guide to categorising CCTV Privacy Levels - original content October 2009 - updated 22nd June 2014

- DJ's Latest News -

-----------------------------
New TRUSTED CCTV Operational Standards launch September 2015

-----------------------------

• The TRUSTED CCTV Online e-Store is now open for business!

-----------------------------
• The new Photo Gallery Section now has the largest single collection of original CCTV images available on the net.

- Section Links -

 

CCTV &
Civil Liberties

CCTV Privacy Scale √

TRUSTED2015Banner1xx
TRUSTEDSupportersMarkDJ300811xx
NCIW2016Bannerxx
VIPER2015Bannerxx

- Main Site Links -

'Main Gateway' Page

Site Index Pages

• A 'Quickfind' Index

The Research Section

Useful Links

• What is CCTV?

About Doktor Jon

Doktor Jon's Blog

DJ's CCTV 'Helpdesk

DJ's Photo Gallery

Support this Site

Contact Doktor Jon

'TRUSTED' Campaign

Global CCTV News

Industry News / PR

Exhibition / Event News

CCTV News Archive

CCTV Case Studies

DJ's Newsletter archive

History of CCTV

The CCTV 'Museum'

CCTV Training

CCTV Publications

Previous CCTV Shows

CCTV & Privacy Levels

CCTV & The Law

CCTV and Graffiti

CCTV System Design

Camera Deterrence

Co-veillance

Lens Charts

'Cone of Containment'

CCTV Glossary

FAQ's

CCTV Publications

CCTV Training

Coppers Corner

The Press Club

CCTV in the Home
Town Centre CCTV

CCTV / IP Video -

Industry Section

'SafetyNet' CCTV

'VIPER' Evaluations

'DISE' Assessments

Anti Terrorism CCTV

Manufacturers

Product Manufacturers

"Main Gateway"

-

"Quickfind" Index

-

Industry News Page

-

Global News Page

-

Forthcoming Events

-

About this site

-

Contact Doktor Jon

-

Site Overview

item99x
item99ax
TRUSTEDOSBanner1b
Latest version of the TRUSTED CCTV Operational Standards now available from the TRUSTED E-Shop