The Surveillance Camera Commissioners passport to compliance is there to guide you through the relevant principles within the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The passport to compliance puts the responsibility for surveillance camera systems in the hands of the organisation. Its purpose is to guide organisations through stages, addressing the planning, installation, and operation of surveillance systems. In meeting these outcomes, your organisation can be assured that it is meeting the 12 guiding principles in the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, along with other relevant legislation. The Surveillance Commissioner provides that the completion of this documentation can be delegated to an authorised person, or consultant.
The passport to compliance is broken down into three stages; stage 1, justification and planning, stage 2, operation requirements and system specifications, and stage 3, implementation. Stage 1 allows for you to identify if the surveillance cameras are necessary and justified, in pursuit of your aims and objectives. Stage 2 looks to further address and identify the purpose of observation, operational issues, system requirements, and camera maintenance. Stage 3 goes on to conclude the planning and development of the surveillance systems, setting out clear objectives, roles and responsibilities, and taking any necessary actions to mitigate risks.
We understand that not every organisation has the resources or expertise to address surveillance camera compliance. Our surveillance camera passport to compliance service includes hands-on support, to guide you through the individual stages. We can help you identify any risks or actions required to address ongoing or proposed installations of surveillance camera systems, to meet the standards set out by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Should you decide to go through the stages of completing the passport to compliance, we can provide you with the support and guidance required. This can be tailored to your needs, ranging from a high-level review, in the form of a report that can be presented to your board or senior management, to a full review of all systems in place, with the completion of associate documentation set out by the Commissioner, in addition to Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), policies, procedures, SAR forms and guidance, and associated training, designed to provide operational guidance for all staff levels.
We can provide our services onsite or offsite with minimal disruption to your team, whilst providing independent guidance and assurance. Using DPAS can be a cost-effective and efficient way to safeguard your organisation, allowing you to focus on other core business activities.
Our team of experienced professionals can help you navigate the complex world of surveillance cameras, assessing your organisation’s compliance with the Surveillance Camera Commissioners 12 guiding principles of compliance. By choosing our services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your organisation’s compliance requirements are being addressed to ensure you protect the privacy of individuals.