New Data Protection Act


Link Posted 18/03/2018 - 19:39
I'm looking at policies around the new Data Protection legislation for a couple of clubs I'm involved with.

I started by assuming that the act is concerned with documents and other character based records. As I've got further into this I read that images of people are also classed as data in this context. I also read that the legislation can apply to individuals as well as organisations, specifically in the context of CCTV.

This only makes me slightly nervous as I have many pictures which have people in them.
Has anybody else looked into this? Is it sufficient that the pictures are taken in a public space?

Not wishing to be a scaremonger but this would not be the first time that well intentioned legislation had unforeseen consequences.


Link Posted 18/03/2018 - 21:35
Does the link not refer to the existing DPA rather than the new General Data Protection Regulation. If that's the case it's been operating since 1998 and I have heard of no issues regarding images.
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Link Posted 20/03/2018 - 11:52
The legislation only relates to cctv images and not those of people captured with a photographic camera, for want of a better phrase. The original inclusion of cctv was to manage the way in which cctv, especially at household level, operates. Commercial cctv at airports, council facilities are governed by additional regulations. So the bottom line is that including people in our shots is not covered by the DPA
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