Is CCTV an invasion of privacy under GDPR?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is still a common conversation across businesses when it comes to the security systems they have in place. Many remain uncertain about how they must operate under this new legislation introduced by the European Union.

But is CCTV an invasion of privacy?

There’s no definitive answer when it comes to determining whether CCTV is an invasion of an individual’s privacy. However, you must tell people that they may be recorded through displaying signs that are clearly visible and readable. On top of this, you must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) why you have implemented CCTV surveillance.

Is CCTV footage personal data?

Once you have your CCTV cameras enabled, you are beginning to collect personal data.

Is CCTV covered by the data protection act or does it fall under GDPR?

GDPR has replaced the Data Protection Act 1998; becoming the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information, read our article — CCTV and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — which covers the in-depth relationship between CCTV and GDPR.

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