GDPR & CCTV
On May 25th, legislation from the EU will come into place that will dramatically change the way you can store your data and the way your installs are carried out.
Premier Security Systems UK are here to help and answer any questions you may have.
Please take a few minutes out of your day and let us take you through GDPR.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)
In situations where data processing is likely to result in a high risk to the freedoms and rights of data subjects a DPIA will now have to be carrried out.
Relating to CCTV, this will need to be carried out on large scale, systematically monitored public areas that are earmarked for CCTV coverage. An assessment will need to be carried out to ensure that the area is monitored in a way that does not break the GDPR ruling.
The simplest way to ensure you are not contravening new GDPR rulings is to use signage.
With signage coming in various forms, you can be sure there will be an appropriate product for you to notify data subjects sufficiently.
Data retention is now also subject to scrutiny with GDPR meaning that each system and its purpose will need assessing prior to determining how long data can be stored for. In addition, any data subjects can now request access to CCTV footage providing they are present and the personal data of another subject is not disclosed.
An administration fee being charged in accordance with this will be illegal after GDPR is implemented and blurring may be required to ensure GDPR is not contravened.
Appropriation is the important factor in the new GDPR legislation, it is important that you are not compromising the ability of your system install to monitor effectively and is also important you are not excessively reducing the privacy of subjects.
All in all, GDPR is a lot less frightening than it seems and with the correct process in place, you can ensure you are ready to take on the new GDPR legislation when it comes into place in May.