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I'm reading your discussion about CCTV in an HMO. You

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Hi. I'm reading your discussion about CCTV in an HMO. You indicated that anyone having CCTV in the common areas of the property needs to comply with the Data Protection Act rules and regulations. What specifically do I need to do in order to be compliant?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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Are you the Landlord please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok. You need to have signs up, register with the Information Commissioner and comply with this guide:
https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1542/cctv-code-of-practice.pdf
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

So, if I understand you correctly, as long as we follow the CCTV code of practice and register with the Information Commissioner, we will be OK? Is it difficult or very involved to register with the IC?

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
That is correct. Its easy to register. Please also see:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/cctv/
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, I believe it does. One more question, if I may. Since we already have a large (one foot square) sign outside the house (pasted to the window by the front door), do we need more signs inside as well?

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
No, that should be ok.
ALex
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