The leaking of former Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s affair via CCTV footage recently dominated headlines, ultimately resulting in his resignation. However, it also raised questions regarding the GDPR and privacy issues associated with CCTV in the workplace.
So, how can businesses stay on the right side of the law when implementing this technology? Martin Noble, partner and data protection expert at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau explains.
People often associate personal data with details such as phone numbers and email addresses, however images of individuals also fall under the umbrella of personal data. As a result, any business that is recording their employees via CCTV must follow the correct GDPR processes or face serious penalties.
Before installing CCTV, employers should carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) where the use of surveillance camera data is likely to result in a high risk to individual privacy. A DPIA identifies the risks … Read more