Consultation outcome

Code of practice relating to surveillance cameras

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Code of practice relating to surveillance cameras

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Consultation on a code of practice on a consultation relating to surveillance cameras: impact assessment

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Consultation on a code of practice relating to surveillance cameras: summary of consultation responses and government response

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Detail of outcome

There were 107 substantial responses to the consultation.

The code of practice was amended following the consultation. The revised code of practice, government response and impact assessment are available above.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation seeks your views on the content of a code of practice governing the use of CCTV systems and other surveillance camera systems.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks your views on the content of a code of practice governing the use of CCTV systems and other similar surveillance camera systems. The aim is to develop a document which will be useful to those using such systems by helping them:

  • decide whether such use is necessary
  • know how to get the best out of the systems
  • inform the public on how these systems should be used

The content of the code has not yet been decided but some areas the consultation includes are:

  • establishing industry and professional standards for equipment and operators
  • strengthening guidance on the retention and use of images
  • improving information about surveillance systems

We are interested to know what you think and whether you have any other suggestions for information that should be included.

The consultation period is 12 weeks.