Video Surveillance Storage Retention Laws Examined

By Isabella Cheng, Published Mar 19, 2021, 07:48am EDT (Info+)

Although surveillance video retention is often constricted by storage costs, written laws do sometimes dictate a minimum or maximum period video must be kept for.

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In this report, IPVM examines:

  • Liability and privacy concerns driving retention laws
  • Fragmentation across US states and verticals
  • Common verticals governed by laws: casinos, cannabis, body-worn cameras and more
  • GDPR and CCTV retention
  • Countries: China, UAE, Kuwait

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US **** **********, ***** ****** ** ******** ***** *** ********

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**** ********* ********* ** ***** ********** spelled *** *** ******* ** ***** regulations. **** ******** ********* ******* ********* periods ********* ***** **** * ** 30 ****. ***** ******** *** ******* retention ******* **** * *** ********** because ******* ********* **** ********* ** cameras, *** ****** ********* ******* ***** result ** * *********** ******** ** ongoing ******* *** *********** *****.

********* ******* *** ** ****** ********* on *** ******** **** ** ************. For *******,******** ************* *** ***** ** ********* *** require * ******* ** *** ********* period *** ***** ***** ******** ** the ******* ** ****:

*** ***** ********** **** ******* ******** the ********** *** ***** ****** *** cashier, *****, **** *****, *** ***** rooms ***** ** ******** *** * least ****** (**) ****, *** *** other ***** ********** ***** ** ******** for ** ***** ******** (**) ****, unless * ****** ****** ** ******** by *** ********** ** *** ******.

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Cannabis

**** ********* ********* ** ***** ********** spelled *** *** *** ******** ******** (e.g. ************, ************* **********, ***.) ** state ***********. **** ******** ********* ******* retention ******* ********* ***** **** ** to ** ****. *****, ******* ********* periods *** ** **** ****** ** the ***** ******** *********** *********** ********* to ******* ********. *******, **** ******** retention ****** ****** ********* ** *** state.

***** **** * ********* ******, **** states **** **** **** ************ ********* how ******** ****** ************ ****** ** stored (*.*. **-****, ***-****, ***/** ** the *****). *** *******, *** ********* states **** **** ***** ******* ********:

  • **********: "**** ********* ** ******** ***** disclose ** ***** ******** ******* ***** the ************ ********** *** ******."
  • **********: "*** ************ ****** ******* ****** must ** ******* ** *** ******** premises ** * *******, *******, ******, or ******* ** ******* ****** ** protect **** ******** ********* ** ******** theft."
  • ******: "**** ** *** ***** ************ recordings ***-**** *** ** **** **** for *** ************ **** ** ************ area."

Body-Worn *******

****** **** ****-**** ******* ********* ****** different ********* ****** ***** ********* ** if *** ******* ** "***********" ** "non-evidentiary" (*.*. *********** ***** ******** ******* that ***** ** ****** ** ** investigation). *********** ***** ** ******* *********** by * ******** ******** **** (*.*. homicide, ******* ********, ***.) *** ***** laws ******* ******* ******** ********* ***** for **** ******** **** ** ********. For *******, **** ***** **** ******* footage ********* ******** ** ** ******** indefinitely, *** ******* ******** ******* ***** be **** *** * *** ******. However, *********** ***** *** ******* ** purged ***** *** **** ** ************* closes.

***** ** *********** **** (****** ********* ******** *****), ***-*********** ***** ** ********* **** between **-** ****. ****** ******** ******* have ****** ** ******* ***** ********* periods ******* **** *** *** ******** by ***** *********** ****. *******, ****** executives **** ** ******* *** ****** of **** ******. ** *** *** hand, ****** ******* ********* ***** ********* privacy ******** *** ******* **** ******* costs. ** *** ***** ****, *** video *** ** ** **** ****** long ****** ** **** * ********* arises. *********** **** ** **** * retention ****** **** ***** ***** ***** on *** **** ** ********* ***** for ********** ** ** *****.

*****

*****' ************ ******* ** ********* ******** to ** **** *** * ******* period ** **** ** ***** ****. Again, **** ****** ********* ** *** state. *** *******,***** ********* ***-*********** ******** ***** *** ** be ******** *** * ******* ** 2 ******. *******, ******** ***** ** to ** **** *** * **** in********.*** ******** *** * ******** ***** *** for ***** ************ *** *** ************, whereby ***** **** **** ***** ****** for * ******* ** ** **** before ******** ** ********* **** ****.

State ****** **********

**** ****** ******* * "******* ******* retention ********" **** ********** ***** ********* periods *** **** ******* **** ****** areas ** ***** ******** (*.*. *******, the ***** *******, ***.) ******** *** typically ** *** ******** ** ****** their *** ********* ********* ** *** state *** ********, ********* *** ******* retention ******** ** * ******* *********. This ***** ***** ** ****** ** increasing *** ********* ****** ********* ** the ********** ***** ** *** ********. After *** ***** ******** *** ********, they **** *** ***** *** ****** of ***. **** ********* ********* *** for **** ******* ** ** **** for * ******* ** ** ****, but **** ******, **** *********, **** *** *** ** ****. State ******* ********* ********* *** ** searched *******.

Non-Military ******* **********

***-******** ******* ********** *** ******** ** the *********** ******** *********'* (***) *********. The *** *** * ***********-******* ******** of **-*** ***** *********. *******, **** looks ** **** ** * ******** and *** ****** ************ ** *** followed. *** *******, * *********** *** ****** ** *** ********* General ** *** **** ********** * of * ***** ******* ******* ****** the ***** **** ******** ***** *** 18 ****. *******, ***** **** *** seem ** **** **** *** *************, as *** *** **** ****** *********, rather **** ***.

GDPR - "** **** ** *********, ** ***** ** ********"

**** *** ** ******** *******/******* ********* period *** *** ** ******* *** says *** **** ** ***** ** to **** ******** **** (*.*. ***** recordings) *** "** **** ** *********, ** ***** as ********." * * **** ********* ****** is ********* ***** ** ******** ******* for * ********** ********* ******, ******** there *** *********** ** **** *********** a ****** ******. *** *******, ************ ********** ********** ********** ******:

*** *** *** **** ****** ****** longer **** ** *********.The ********* *** *** ******* ********* ****** *** ****** ****** ** * *****. If there were no incidents during this period, you must ****** *** ******. However, if a security camera has recorded a particular incident, you may retain the recording long enough for the incident to be resolved. [emphasis added]

*******, *** ********** ** "**********" ******* from ********* ** *********. *** *******, regarding **** ******** **********, *** *********** and **** ********** ************ (****) ** Malta ****************,"** *******, **** ********** ****** *** be **** *** **** **** * few ****."

** ****, *** ******** **** ********** Board (****)******************** ********* **** "****** ** *****" of ******* **** *** ***** ************ requires "**** ************* *** *** ********** of *** ******* *** *** ********* of *******." *** **** ******** *** EU's **** ********** ***********; *******, ** has ****** **** ***** ***** *** the ********** *** ***-*******. ************, ***** guidelines ***** ***** **** ****** ** they *** ** ***** ** ** member *********' **** ********** ********.

China - **** *** ***** ************ **********

***** **** *** **** *********** **** retention ****** **** *** *** ****** country. *******, **** ******** ***** ***** are ********* ******** **** *** ********* verticals, ******* ** *** **. *** laws ***** ********** *** ** *** change **** ******** ** ********, ****** how **** ****** **** ***** ** state ** *** **. *** ******** verticals ** ***** **** ******** ********* laws *** ******* *** ******. ***** are ******** ** "*********** ** **** ****** *** ********** Levels ** ******* *****" ** **** ********* *** ** least ** ****. ********* ** "*********** ** *** ************** ** ****** Security ** *** ***** ********", ****** *** ******** ** **** ********** for ** ***** ** ****. *** 90 *** ********* ****** *** ** update **** ********** ******** ** ****. Although *** ********** *** *** ******** say *** * ****** ****** ** necessary, ** ******* *** * ****** uptick ** ****** ** ******, ********* data ******* ****** *** ******** ********:

** ****** *****, *** *********** ** hotel ***** *** **** ****** **********, and **** ***** ***** **** **** profits ** ******* ******* ***********, ***** has ******** ********** ** ********** ***** crimes.

************, **** ****** *** ********, *** other ******* *** ******** ********** ***** occur ** ******.

Dubai - ******* ** ****

***** ** *** *** ** *** location **** *********** ********* ****, ************ requiring *** ********* ** ***** *** a ******* ** ** ****. ***** laws ************ ****** ********* ********** *******, such ** ******, ********** ******, *** banks. *******,** ********* ** ************ "********* *********" (*.*. ******** ** residential ** ****** *****) ** **** abide ** *** ********* ****** ***. A **** ******** **** ** *** businesses ******** ** *** ******* **-*** rule *** ** ***** ** ******************* ** *********** ******** ********** ****** (****)** *****.

Kuwait - ********* *** *** ******

****** *** * ********* ********* **** of *** ****, * *** ******* in ****. * ****** ************************************** **** *** *** ******. *******, IPVM ***** *** **** ********* ****** by *** ******* ********** **** **** more ******* ***** **** ********* ****** (e.g. ******* ** ******* ** *** security ******* ** * ****** ** them).

**********

******** * *** ******* (**** ***** and ******) **** ***-************ ***** ********* laws, ** ** **** ****** ** find *******-******** ********* ******* *** ********* verticals ** **********, **** ** ******** and ******* ** *** ****** ******. However, ********* **** ** *** ** are **********, **** ********* ******* ******** from ******** ** ******** *** **** state ** *****. ** *** **, GDPR ******** ********** ** **** *** a "**********" ****** ** **** (******* up ** * *****), **** ******* to ******* ******'* *******. *****, * "reasonable" ****** ** **** ** ** to ************** *** *** ****** ********* on *** ***** *** ****. ***** regulations *****, **** *** ********** *** can ** *****. ********, **** ****** only ******** ********* ****** ***********, *** there ***** **** ********* ******* ***** resolution, ***, ** ******* ********* ****** only ** *******. *********, ** ** necessary *** ******** ***** ** ***** their ******** *****/*****/******** **** ** **** out **** *********** ***** ** ***** own *********.

Comments (15)

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** ***** ** ***** ** **** resource ******** ******** ********* ************ *** all ** ****** ** ***** ********* Verticals.

**** ***** ** **** ********** ** all ********* ********* ***** *******

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****** *** **** ********. ** *** can **** **** *** ***** ****** of ****** ** *** ****** *****, state **** **** ******. *******, *** all ****** *********** ** **** ******** (e.g. ******* **** *** **** *** casinos *** ** ****** ******** ****), which ***** ** *********** *** ** to **** *** *** *** ********* states' ******* ****.

** ** ********** *********** **** *****, it *** ********** **** ** **** state ****. *** **** ******** *********'* ***** *********** *********- ** **** ***** ********, *** could *** * ****** *** "*****" + "********" ***. *************, * ****** on ****** ** *** ***** ******* what ******** ** **** *** *** be ****. **** ** ******** *****, as ***** *** ********** ********* *** there **** *****'* **** ** ** covered ** **** *******.

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*** ****** **** **** *** ********** regulations. * ******** ****** **** * customer ***** ************ ******* *** "***** of *****" ****** ********** (**** *********, for *******) ** **** ** ***** data ****** ***** ******** *** ****** card ****** **** ** ******. *** compliance ******** ** **** ********* ** areas ***** **** ** ******, *** necessarily ***** ******** ** **********.

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"**** ***** *** **** ********* ****** by *** ******* ********** **** **** more ******* ***** **** ********* ****** (e.g. ******* ** ******* ** *** security ******* ** * ****** ** them)"

********* ******, *** *** **** ********* is *** *** ****** ** ******* installation ***** ****, ********** ** ********.

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*******: "** **** ** ***** ****** document *************** **** **** ********* ** accounting."

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** ********* ***** ** *********** ********* minimum ** *********, *** *** ******* themselves ******** ** *** ** ****?

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*********, ***. *** ***** **** * looked ** ********* *** ********* ******* tucked **** * ******* ***** "********" or "************", *** **** ******* ***** have **** ***** **********, ******* *** that ******** "******** ************/************ *********".

*** *******, *** ******** ***** **** for****** ************:

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"******* *** *********" (*.***) ** ***** retention ****** ** ********** ******, *** there's * ******* ********* ************** *********(*** **** ***** ******), ***** ***'** see ***** *** *******/***** ** *******/********* that *** ********.

******** *** **** ** ******* * pulled ***, *** ***'** ******* **** that *** ********* ****** ***** ********** a ******* ********/************ ******* ** *** law *** ** *** **** ****, the **** ******* ********* **** **** a ********** ********* ** ******** ********* (and ********* **** ************ *** ****** pixel *****, ***, ***.)

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*** *********** ** ****** ***** *** storage ************ *** *** ** ***** pretty ***** ** *** ******** ********. Here ** **** *** ***** ** West ******** ********* *** ** *** books.

"**.*.* ******* ** ****** *** ****** captured ** **** ************ ****** *** a ******* ** *** ***** ** a ****** **** *** ** ****** accessed *** ************* ********."

**** ** ***** *************

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***** *******; ******** ********! **** **** looking *** **** ******* ** ******* requirements *** *********; ***** **** **** transfer ***** **** ******* ************ *** SWIFT/Fedwire, *** **** *** **** **** to **** ****.

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*.*. ********** ******* ********** ************ **** under **** ******* ****** ******** (***)*** *.*: ******** *******. *** *** ** ****** ******* the *********** ** ** **** *** records ** ******* ******** ********** **** GRS.

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********* *******. ***** *** *** ****.

**** ****** **** **** ** *** doing ** **** ** *** ******* around *** *****... ** ****.

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***** ****** **** ***** *** ********** and ****** *****? ** ****** ***** require ** *** *********?

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* ******** **** ** ******* ******* thread. *** ** **** ** *** can't **** **.

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***** *** ********. ***** *****.

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