Surveillance camera code of practice

Published in June 2013, this code of practice was developed after a consultation on the code's scope, clarity and likely impact.



The code sets out 12 guiding principles which strike a balance between protecting the public and upholding civil liberties.

The principles provide a coherent and comprehensive structure to enable good and transparent decision-making that will reassure the public that surveillance cameras are used to protect and support communities rather than spy on them.

You can also download a guide to the 12 principles that will help you check if you comply.