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New guidance: New Code on data protection law for organisations using surveillance systems and devices published

Businesses will welcome a new code of practice on data protection law and CCTV, automatic number recognition systems, drone cameras and the like, issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

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This update was published in Legal Alert - December 2014

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Businesses will welcome a new code of practice on data protection law and CCTV, automatic number recognition systems, drone cameras and the like, issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

The new Code, In the picture: A data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information, helps organisations comply with data protection law when using modern technological systems and devices.

It replaces the 2008 Code on CCTV, and is updated to cover technological and practical developments such as use of digital recording devices, automatic number plate recognition systems, drone cameras and body cameras.

The code also refers to other relevant laws such as the Freedom of Information, Protection of Freedoms and Human Rights Acts.

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