To do this, the Commissioner has worked with a range of organisations to develop the guidance notes, tools and templates available on this page.
The buyers’ toolkit is targeted at small and medium enterprises that are thinking about using surveillance cameras, yet as non-experts want to identify the best solution before they proceed and invest their time and money in a system.
The self-assessment tools will help you and your organisation identify if you’re complying with the principles in the surveillance camera code of practice. They should be completed in conjunction with the code, and can help to show you how well you comply with each of its 12 guiding principles.
The surveillance camera specific data protection impact assessment (DPIA) template with associated guidance notes has been developed in partnership with the Information Commissioner’s Office. This reflects updated data protection requirements, for example, the need to register the name of your data protection officer and take their advice when you carry out your DPIA.