V3.co.uk reports on the Home Office’s CCTV code of practice aimed at curbing “the excessive use of cameras for surveillance by increasing numbers of private- and public-sector organisations.” However, the report notes that the code of practice does not come with an enforcement plan. The code cites CCTV as a vital security tool but says its use must have a “legitimate aim” and be “compliant with any relevant legal obligations.” The code includes “12 points that CCTV operators must follow that cover a range of issues, from use to data retention and the ability to contact the people running the cameras to access information,” the report states.
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