Video Surveillance Storage Retention Laws Examined

By Isabella Cheng, Published Mar 19, 2021, 07:48am EDT

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 **** **********, ***** ****** ** ******** ***** *** ********

** *** ****** ******, retention **** *** **** fragmented, **** *******/******* ******* of ********* ******* ************* (i.e. * **** ** 90 ****) ********* ** location *** ********. ** the ******** *****, **** has ********** *** ******* on * ****** ** verticals ***** *** ****** expect ******** *********** ********* retention *******. *******, *** period ** **** *** vary ************* ********* ** the *****, ** ** is ********* ** ***** for *** ******** ********** terms ** **** *********.

Common *********

***** ************* ** ***** is *******, ***** *** some ********** ********* **** typically **** **** ********* laws **** **:

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**** ********* ********* ** often ********** ******* *** for ******* ** ***** regulations. **** ******** ********* minimum ********* ******* ********* range **** * ** 30 ****. ***** ******** for ******* ********* ******* make * *** ********** because ******* ********* **** thousands ** *******, *** longer ********* ******* ***** result ** * *********** increase ** ******* ******* and *********** *****.

********* ******* *** ** longer ********* ** *** specific **** ** ************. For *******,******** ************* *** ***** ** sensitive *** ******* * minimum ** *** ********* period *** ***** ***** compared ** *** ******* 14 ****:

*** ***** ********** **** cameras ******** *** ********** and ***** ****** *** cashier, *****, **** *****, and ***** ***** ***** be ******** *** * least ****** (**) ****, and *** ***** ***** recordings ***** ** ******** for ** ***** ******** (14) ****, ****** * longer ****** ** ******** by *** ********** ** its ******.

***** *** ***** **** specify * ******* ********* period *** *********, *****, and ******* **** ** compared ** ****** ********* for ***** **** ****** activity ***** **. *** example,******* ************ ********** *** ** be ******** *** ** days ** ******** ******** areas **** **** ******** but **** * **** for *********, *****, *** parking ****. *****, **** is ******** ** **** machines, ********* ********* ********** ** ******** activity ** ******* *** to ** ********** *** at ***** ** ****.

******* ********* ******* ** casinos *** **** ********* made ****** ** *** if *** ********** ******* suspected ** ********* ******** activity, ********** **********, ** questioning ** * ******** individual/employee. *****, **** ****** significantly **** ***** ** state. *** *******,******* ********** ******** ** ****** recordings ********* "******* ********" for * ******* ** 7 ****, *** ********** "depicting ********* ** *********** of * ******** ********** or ********, ********** ******, regulatory **********, ** ******** activity" *** ** ** kept *** * ******* of ** ****. *******, recordings ********* *** **** things ***** **** **** to ** **** *** a ******* ** ** days ********* ** ****** ******** reservations.

Cannabis

**** ********* ********* ** often ********** ******* *** for *** ******** ******** (e.g. ************, ************* **********, etc.) ** ***** ***********. IPVM ******** ********* ******* retention ******* ********* ***** from ** ** ** days. *****, ******* ********* periods *** ** **** longer ** *** ***** contains *********** *********** ********* to ******* ********. *******, this ******** ********* ****** ranges ********* ** *** state.

***** **** * ********* period, **** ****** **** have **** ************ ********* how ******** ****** ************ should ** ****** (*.*. on-site, ***-****, ***/** ** the *****). *** *******, the ********* ****** **** laws ***** ******* ********:

  • **********: "**** ********* ** licensee ***** ******** ** their ******** ******* ***** the ************ ********** *** stored."
  • **********: "*** ************ ****** storage ****** **** ** secured ** *** ******** premises ** * *******, cabinet, ******, ** ******* in ******* ****** ** protect **** ******** ********* or ******** *****."
  • ******: "**** ** *** video ************ ********** ***-**** and ** **** **** for *** ************ **** or ************ ****."

Body-Worn *******

****** **** ****-**** ******* typically ****** ********* ********* period ***** ********* ** if *** ******* ** "evidentiary" ** "***-***********" (*.*. evidentiary ***** ******** ******* that ***** ** ****** in ** *************). *********** video ** ******* *********** by * ******** ******** type (*.*. ********, ******* citation, ***.) *** ***** laws ******* ******* ******** retention ***** *** **** specific **** ** ********. For *******, **** ***** laws ******* ******* ********* homicide ** ** ******** indefinitely, *** ******* ******** footage ***** ** **** for * *** ******. However, *********** ***** *** usually ** ****** ***** the **** ** ************* closes.

***** ** *********** **** (****** ********* ******** *****), ***-*********** ***** ** typically **** ******* **-** days. ****** ******** ******* have ****** ** ******* these ********* ******* ******* they *** *** ******** by ***** *********** ****. However, ****** ********** **** to ******* *** ****** of **** ******. ** the *** ****, ****** shorter ********* ***** ********* privacy ******** *** ******* data ******* *****. ** the ***** ****, *** video *** ** ** kept ****** **** ****** in **** * ********* arises. *********** **** ** pick * ********* ****** that ***** ***** ***** on *** **** ** generally ***** *** ********** to ** *****.

*****

*****' ************ ******* ** sometimes ******** ** ** kept *** * ******* period ** **** ** state ****. *****, **** varies ********* ** *** state. *** *******,***** ********* ***-*********** ******** ***** has ** ** ******** for * ******* ** 2 ******. *******, ******** video ** ** ** kept *** * **** in********.*** ******** *** * ******** state *** *** ***** surveillance *** *** ************, whereby ***** **** **** those ****** *** * minimum ** ** **** before ******** ** ********* over ****.

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

**** ****** ******* * "general ******* ********* ********" that ********** ***** ********* periods *** **** ******* from ****** ***** ** state ******** (*.*. *******, the ***** *******, ***.) Agencies *** ********* ** law ******** ** ****** their *** ********* ********* to *** ***** *** approval, ********* *** ******* retention ******** ** * minimum *********. **** ***** there ** ****** ** increasing *** ********* ****** depending ** *** ********** needs ** *** ********. After *** ***** ******** the ********, **** **** the ***** *** ****** of ***. **** ********* schedules *** *** **** footage ** ** **** for * ******* ** 30 ****, *** **** states, **** *********, **** *** *** 14 ****. ***** ******* retention ********* *** ** searched *******.

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

***-******** ******* ********** *** governed ** *** *********** Security *********'* (***) *********. The *** *** * recommended-minimum ******** ** **-*** video *********. *******, **** looks ** **** ** a ******** *** *** little ************ ** *** followed. *** *******, * 2019******* *** ****** ** the ********* ******* ** the **** ********** * of * ***** ******* visited ****** *** ***** only ******** ***** *** 18 ****. *******, ***** does *** **** ** have **** *** *************, as *** *** **** issues *********, ****** **** law.

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

**** *** ** ******** minimum/maximum ********* ****** *** the ** ******* *** says *** **** ** thumb ** ** **** personal **** (*.*. ***** recordings) *** "** **** ** *********, as ***** ** ********." * * **** retention ****** ** ********* cited ** ******** ******* for * ********** ********* period, ******** ***** *** technically ** **** *********** a ****** ******. *** example, ************ ********** ********** ********** ******:

*** *** *** **** camera ****** ****** **** is *********.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]

*******, *** ********** ** "reasonable" ******* **** ********* to *********. *** *******, regarding **** ******** **********, the *********** *** **** Protection ************ (****) ** Malta ****************,"** *******, **** ********** should *** ** **** for **** **** * few ****."

** ****, *** ******** Data ********** ***** (****)******************** ********* **** "****** 72 *****" ** ******* time *** ***** ************ requires "**** ************* *** the ********** ** *** purpose *** *** ********* of *******." *** **** oversees *** **'* **** protection ***********; *******, ** has ****** **** ***** power *** *** ********** are ***-*******. ************, ***** guidelines ***** ***** **** weight ** **** *** be ***** ** ** member *********' **** ********** agencies.

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

***** **** *** **** overarching **** ********* ****** laws *** *** ****** country. *******, **** ******** shows ***** *** ********* specific **** *** ********* verticals, ******* ** *** US. *** **** ***** nationally *** ** *** change **** ******** ** province, ****** *** **** change **** ***** ** state ** *** **. Two ******** ********* ** China **** ******** ********* laws *** ******* *** hotels. ***** *** ******** by "*********** ** **** ****** and ********** ****** ** Banking *****" ** **** ********* for ** ***** ** days. ********* ** "*********** ** *** ************** of ****** ******** ** the ***** ********", ****** *** ******** ** keep ********** *** ** least ** ****. *** 90 *** ********* ****** was ** ****** **** relatively ******** ** ****. Although *** ********** *** not ******** *** *** a ****** ****** ** necessary, ** ******* *** a ****** ****** ** crimes ** ******, ********* data ******* ****** *** criminal ********:

** ****** *****, *** information ** ***** ***** has **** ****** **********, and **** ***** ***** have **** ******* ** selling ******* ***********, ***** has ******** ********** ** downstream ***** ******.

************, **** ****** *** gambling, *** ***** ******* and ******** ********** ***** occur ** ******.

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

***** ** *** *** is *** ******** **** overarching ********* ****, ************ requiring *** ********* ** video *** * ******* of ** ****. ***** laws ************ ****** ********* commercial *******, **** ** hotels, ********** ******, *** banks. *******,** ********* ** ************ "********* *********" (*.*. clusters ** *********** ** office *****) ** **** abide ** *** ********* period ***. * **** thorough **** ** *** businesses ******** ** *** minimum **-*** **** *** be ***** ** ******************* ** *********** ******** ********** ****** (SIRA)** *****.

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

****** *** * ********* retention **** ** *** days, * *** ******* in ****. * ****** of************************************ **** *** *** period. *******, **** ***** not **** ********* ****** by *** ******* ********** that **** **** ******* about **** ********* ****** (e.g. ******* ** ******* to *** ******** ******* or * ****** ** them).

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******** * *** ******* (like ***** *** ******) have ***-************ ***** ********* laws, ** ** **** common ** **** *******-******** retention ******* *** ********* verticals ** **********, **** as ******** *** ******* in *** ****** ******. However, ********* **** ** the ** *** **********, with ********* ******* ******** from ******** ** ******** and **** ***** ** state. ** *** **, GDPR ******** ********** ** held *** * "**********" period ** **** (******* up ** * *****), then ******* ** ******* people's *******. *****, * "reasonable" ****** ** **** is ** ** ************** and *** ****** ********* on *** ***** *** case. ***** *********** *****, they *** ********** *** can ** *****. ********, this ****** **** ******** retention ****** ***********, *** there ***** **** ********* minimum ***** **********, ***, or ******* ********* ****** only ** *******. *********, it ** ********* *** security ***** ** ***** their ******** *****/*****/******** **** to **** *** **** regulations ***** ** ***** own *********.

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** ***** ** ***** if **** ******** ******** specific ********* ************ *** all ** ****** ** these ********* *********.

**** ***** ** **** beneficial ** *** ********* servicing ***** *******

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** ***,

****** *** **** ********. As *** *** **** from *** ***** ****** of ****** ** *** review *****, ***** **** vary ******. *******, *** all ****** *********** ** each ******** (*.*. ******* does *** **** *** casinos *** ** ****** gambling ****), ***** ***** it *********** *** ** to **** *** *** the ********* ******' ******* laws.

** ** ********** *********** this *****, ** *** relatively **** ** **** state ****. *** **** resource *********'* ***** *********** *********- ** **** ***** statutes, *** ***** *** a ****** *** "*****" + "********" ***. *************, a ****** ** ****** if *** ***** ******* what ******** ** **** for *** ** ****. This ** ******** *****, as ***** *** ********** verticals *** ***** **** weren't **** ** ** covered ** **** *******.

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*** ****** **** **** PCI ********** ***********. * recently ****** **** * customer ***** ************ ******* the "***** ** *****" retail ********** (**** *********, for *******) ** **** as ***** **** ****** where ******** *** ****** card ****** **** ** stored. *** ********** ******** 90 **** ********* ** areas ***** **** ** stored, *** *********** ***** business ** **********.

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"**** ***** *** **** documents ****** ** *** Kuwaiti ********** **** **** more ******* ***** **** retention ****** (*.*. ******* it ******* ** *** security ******* ** * subset ** ****)"

********* ******, *** *** days ********* ** *** ANY ****** ** ******* installation ***** ****, ********** of ********.

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*******: "** **** ** until ****** ******** *************** have **** ********* ** accounting."

**** ***

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** ********* ***** ** overarching ********* ******* ** specified, *** *** ******* themselves ******** ** *** as ****?

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*********, ***. *** ***** laws * ****** ** typically *** ********* ******* tucked **** * ******* named "********" ** "************", and **** ******* ***** have **** ***** **********, usually *** **** ******** "required ************/************ *********".

*** *******, *** ******** state **** ********* ************:

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"******* *** *********" (*.***) is ***** ********* ****** is ********** ******, *** there's * ******* ********* to************ *********(*** **** ***** ******), where ***'** *** ***** out *******/***** ** *******/********* that *** ********.

******** *** **** ** example * ****** ***, but ***'** ******* **** that *** ********* ****** falls ********** * ******* security/surveillance ******* ** *** law *** ** *** step ****, *** **** chapter ********* **** **** a ********** ********* ** required ********* (*** ********* even ************ *** ****** pixel *****, ***, ***.)

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*** *********** ** ****** count *** ******* ************ can *** ** ***** pretty ***** ** *** Cannabis ********. **** ** what *** ***** ** West ******** ********* *** on *** *****.

"**.*.* ******* ** ****** all ****** ******** ** each ************ ****** *** a ******* ** *** years ** * ****** that *** ** ****** accessed *** ************* ********."

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***** *******; ******** ********! Have **** ******* *** more ******* ** ******* requirements *** *********; ***** that **** ******** ***** have ******* ************ *** SWIFT/Fedwire, *** **** *** been **** ** **** them.

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*.*. ********** ******* ********** requirements **** ***** **** General ****** ******** (***)*** *.*: ******** *******. *** *** ** simply ******* *** *********** of ** **** *** records ** ******* ******** operations **** ***.

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********* *******. ***** *** for ****.

**** ****** **** **** we *** ***** ** most ** *** ******* around *** *****... ** days.

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