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ICO warns CCTV operators that use of surveillance cameras must be necessary and proportionate


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned operators that surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem.

The warning comes on the day the ICO published its updated CCTV code of practice (pdf). The update includes a look at the data protection requirements placed on operators of new and emerging surveillance technologies, including drones and body worn video cameras.