EU GDPR Home CCTV

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  1. MikeR33

    MikeR33 n3wb

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    Hi,

    Just been reading through the new GDPR regs (on the ICO office website CCTV on your property) which now apply more to home CCTV than the old DPA which was in place.

    It now seems that if you even capture the slightest bit of pavement or road outside your property boundary that you are now required to register the CCTV system and sign up to the full policy requirements at a cost of £35 a year. Looks like the government thought (yet again) there's loads of CCTV installs around on houses these days lets add another tax on for the privilege of protecting your own home.

    The police have been very happy in the past to use CCTV from myself and other locals to use as evidence when they have been caught running away and passing just on the edge of view or being able to measure the speed of a stolen vehicle as it passes close by and this is now likely going to be lost, yet another bonus for the criminals.

    I'm fully in favor of people not using CCTV to spy on other peoples personal lives and property (and this is already covered under the existing DPA policies anyway) but I expect like myself you can't really cover to the edges of your property boundary properly without catching a bit of the public space just beyond. Also a lot of the cameras around are limited in the amount of masking features available (my current Dahua's only have 4 variable size rectangular boxes available) which makes covering just the public areas without blanking out your own property space quite difficult.

    Has anyone else been looking into the new regs?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    looney2ns Known around here

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    You all should really work to get your rights back. Good grief. Be the squeaky wheel.
     
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    mat200 Known around here

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    Welcome and thanks for sharing that Mike.

    CCTV privacy concerns, rather humorous coming from a UK governmental agency......
     
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  4. 00Buck

    00Buck Getting the hang of it

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    They don't seem to worry about what they capture :ohsnap: