Skip to main content

Sharing and comments

Share this page


  1. Comment by Mrs Askew posted on

    Domestic CCTV.

    I live in a 'leafy' village along with my husband (a Parish Councillor) and our 3 children. Our 'lovely' childless neighbours have taken it upon themselves to point a CCTV into my back garden - this CCTV does not cover their own property/back gate nor garage just mine! On both occasions at my requests - the Police informed us that the neighbours were recording my property.

    Police state they 'do not offer a service check' for the CCTV HD. ICO state it is a Police matter. So nobody to help me

    Where does that leave me - I am unable to safeguard my children in their very own garden? My only option was to go to B&Q and buy a tarpaulin to drape the entire 10m length of our garden to hide the CCTV

    Which governing body is monitoring the CCTV HD? = NONE

    Very interested in your comments

  2. Comment by John Heaver posted on

    OK ... I got here because I have the SCC blog as an rss feed.
    I set that up following an article I read in The Register about Devon and Cornwall police force deploying drones equipped with surveillance cameras which contained a reference to the SCC site.
    I guess I have a question about the scope of the engagement plan. I suppose the intent is to engage only with public authority deployed surveillance systems. Is that the case or are "private" installations also to be covered?

    • Replies to John Heaver>

      Comment by mickkelly posted on

      Thanks for your comment - the plan is to engage with anyone using surveillance cameras. Although, the legislation (Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) sets out a list of relevant authorities who must pay due regard to the surveillance camera code of practice - essentially police forces and local authorities.

  3. Comment by Lisa posted on

    Could you please tell me if Dash cams in vehicles come under the same guidance as Body Worn Cameras if used by a local authority in their work vehicles?


Leave a comment

We only ask for your email address so we know you're a real person

By submitting a comment you understand it may be published on this public website. Please read our privacy notice to see how the GOV.UK blogging platform handles your information.