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Publication - Professor Andrew Charlesworth

    Watching the Watchers

    CCTV, the GDPR and the third wave of Data Privacy Regulation


    Charlesworth, A, 2017, ‘Watching the Watchers: CCTV, the GDPR and the third wave of Data Privacy Regulation’. Cloudview (UK) Limited


    The CCTV industry has, almost from its inception, been portrayed in popular culture as the unofficial face of unaccountable surveillance overreach and invasion of privacy; a position cemented by a popular perception of a lack of transparency and public engagement on the part of its users. More recently, it has become (perhaps somewhat unfairly) the unwilling poster child for the hazards of engaging with the Internet of Things. The GDPR thus provides a welcome opportunity for the CCTV industry and its users to tackle this negative image head-on. Taking a lead in the development of public-facing accountability mechanisms, and seeking to demonstrate effective compliance instead of DP ‘box-ticking’ would be a good start.

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