Worldwide newsMarch 1, 2022UK ICO guidance on video surveillance

The UK Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) published a guidance for organizations that capture CCTVs footage. The guidance provides advice for when they operate video surveillance systems that view or record individuals. It also covers information that relates to individuals, for example vehicle registrations captured by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) equipment. It explores emerging capabilities that can assist human decision making, such as the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) and machine learning algorithms. The ICO release underlines that information held by organisations that is classed as personal data relating to identifiable living individuals is covered by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Find the guidance here.