I have CCTV in operation, does this affect data protection with the new changes?

I have CCTV in operation, does this affect data protection with the new changes?

Because the images captured by CCTV cameras fall under the category of personal data, CCTV will be affected by the new data changes set out by the GDPR and images captured by surveillance camera systems will have to be treated in the same way as any other type of information governed by the GDPR.

Companies are obliged to notify employees when their personal data is being collected, therefore, where employees are going to be subject to camera surveillance, signage should be installed to make them aware of this. The sign should state that CCTV is in operation, which organisation is operating it and for what purpose they are operating it. In some cases, camera placement may mean that images of passers-by could be captured, in which event there should be signs placed outside of the premises as well as inside.

Those who operate their own CCTV systems will be considered both controllers and processors, therefore they will have to ensure that their reasons for using a surveillance system are lawful, and that the footage collected is securely recorded along with any processing activities.

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