Convicted for having CCTV
Mar 30, 2017
An employer has been prosecuted and fined for having CCTV. They were convicted of a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998. There are many benefits to having CCTV but you must also follow the rules as set out by the Information Commissioner's Office.
There are certain things you must do. Firstly, you would have to follow the CCTV code of practice as set out by the Information Commissioner's Office. Next, an impact assessment must be carried out. Finally you must register your usage. A small employer ignored these requirements and as such has been prosecuted and fined.
The interesting thing in this case is that the Information Commissioner actually wrote to the employer on several occasions however the employer ignored these warnings.