Organizations using CCTV systems could be at risk of violating the GDPR

white paper from the University of Bristol’s Andrew Charlesworth explains the ways organizations using CCTV systems could be putting themselves at risk of violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Infosecurity Magazine reports. Organizations may not properly understand how the GDPR covers the collection of visual data, and since there has been little regulation covering CCTV systems, companies may fall short of ensuring their cameras are used safely under the impending rules. “Changing technology created the need for the GDPR, altering both the data protection environment and public perceptions of what constitutes acceptable data processing,” Charlesworth said. “From May all CCTV operators will have to be proactive in assessing, improving and ‘evergreening’ their compliance efforts — tickbox compliance will no longer be sufficient.”

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