Since the passing of the Data Protection Act 1998 (which came into
force on 1st March 2000) all companies using CCTV cameras must identify
themselves and the purpose for which the recorded data must be used
It is quite well known that the United Kingdom has more CCTV
cameras per person than any other country in the world. This naturally
leads to questions on why and how the data recorded by CCTV cameras is
used. If used incorrectly this data can be abused and make the general
public feel uncomfortable.
Therefore businesses and organisations need to be aware of the relevant
laws which apply to them if they are using CCTV cameras on their
premises. Usually CCTV camera signs and notices will be required.
Here we have provided some advice from the ICO on CCTV Camera laws and advice for organisations. Also here is a link to the official law governing CCTV camera use - The Data Protection Act 1998.