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Illegal Surveilance Camera sited on Public Street

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:52, Monday 13 September 2021

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

Owner of 41 Egerton Drive, SE10 has installed an illegal surveillance camera on the outside of his boundary wall - overlooking the entire street.

This contravenes UK data protection laws under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

1. Camera is technically on a public street, as it overhangs and surveils the public pavement and road.

2. No signs or notices were put up informing people that recording is taking place - as is legally required.

3. Road is within a Conservation Area, hence planning permission is required for CCTV installations of this nature. Installation appears to be amateur - it's unlikely owner has planning permission.

4. Camera is installed to surveil a public street, not private property - this is highly offensive and infringes the right to privacy of anyone using the street and those living in the properties opposite.

See: https://ico.org.uk/ your-data-matters/ domestic-cctv-systems-guidance-for-people-using-cctv/

Https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-cctv-using-cctv-systems-on-your-property/domestic-cctv-using-cctv-systems-on-your-property

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  • Issue not addressed. Maybe RBG don't see this as an issue despite the dubious legality.

    Posted anonymously at 11:44, Monday 11 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:03, Monday 8 November 2021

  • This is not number 41. They are on the other side. It’s probably to stop the persistent fly tipping in that spot

    Posted anonymously at 12:41, Monday 8 November 2021

  • I see. Which number is it then?

    It's completely illegal: as it contravenes UK data protection laws under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

    Posted anonymously at 13:25, Monday 8 November 2021

  • Number 45 ?

    Posted anonymously at 13:29, Monday 8 November 2021

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