International Video Surveillance Laws / Regulations

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 17, 2010

In this note, we examine laws and regulations for video surveillance developed by a variety of countries including references to documentation and details on these approaches.

US vs Europe/UK

** *** ******* ******, ** ***** * *** ******* ** evaluating * *******'* ***** ****** ** ***** ************ ** ** their ******** ** ******* ***********. *** ********, ** *** **, a ****** ******* ** "*** ****** **** ** *********** ** privacy ** ****** ******" (************ *****). *******, **** ** *** **** *********, **** **** *********, especially ** ****** *** ** *** ** ************. ** ********* example ** *** ******** *****'***** ********** ************* ********** *** **** *** ************ *** ********** *** *************** of ******* ********** ******** **** ** ***** ************.

European ****

******** **** ******* ***** ************ *********************** ***** ** ********** ***** (******** ************), ****** ** * privacy ********** *** ********* ******** ** * ********** ************ ****** deployment. *** **** ******* ** ******** ******* *********** ** ***** surveillance ********** **** **** ********************* & ******* *******. ************, ******* *** ** **** **** ** **** ********* if ** ** ***** **** *** ************ ****** ** ********* relative ** *** **** ******* (********* ** ***************). * **** example ** ******** **** ******* *** ** ***** ** * study ** ******'* **** ** ***** ************ (*********, ******** ** **** **, ***** **** ****, "** *** the **** ******* ********** *******-********* ********** ** ****** ** ****").

UK ****

*** ** ** *** **** ***** ***** ******* **** ******* to **** **********. *** ** *** ***** ** ******** *** ********* ** ******* ********** ***, **** ** *** *** *** ****** ** * ******** conviction. ********** ********** ******** ** **** **** ******* ********* ************* to ******** ***** ******* *** ** ***** *** ****** ** request ****** ** ***** ** ********** ** ** ************'* ******* (maximum ~$** *** *** ** *******). ************, *** ** ******** security ****** *** ************ ********* ** **** ********** ********* (*** the*** ********* *********** *******). ********* * ******* ******** * ********** *****, **+ hours ** **********, ~$*** *********** *** *** ******* ** ** exam. *** ******* ***** ** **** ******** **** ******** **** prison ********* *** ****** ******** ******** ** **** ********* (******* in ***** ****** ** *********** ****** ******* ** *** ********** *****). ** *** ***** ****, *********** ****** ****** ** ********* such **** ** *** ** (****** **********).

US ****

** *** **, ******* ** ****** ** ***** ** ********* (so ******'******* ***' ****), ******* ********** ** **** *** ****** ** ***** ***** surveillance. *** **** *********** ********** *********** ** ************ ***** **** a**** ****** ** *** ********** ** ******** ********. ***** ******** ** ** ********* '**** *********' ******* ** what ** **** ** ******. *******, *** *** ** ***** that ***** *** ************ ****** **** **********. ** *******, ****** the *** ** ************ ** ********** * '******' (******* *******************), ************ **** ** ***** ** ** *****. ** ****** have ***** **** ************ ***** ******** ********* ********** ** **** which ** ******* ** **** *** ***** *** *** *** is *** * *********. ******* ********* **** ****** **** ***** surveillance *** ** ****** ****************** (******** * ******** ****** ** **** ****** ** ****** fear ********** ***** ********, ***.) *******, **** *** ***** **** upheld ** *** *****. *** *** ****** **** *** *** ****** ********* *** ***** ************.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Silicon Valley Startup Launches People Counting As A Service on Aug 09, 2016
A Silicon Valley startup says their people counting sensor is so accurate it's free, just pay for the data. They recently raised $4M from a top VC...
Americans Vastly Underestimate Being Recorded on CCTV on May 24, 2016
Americans vastly underestimate how often they are recorded on CCTV, by a factor of ~10x, based on a Google Consumer Survey study that IPVM recently...
Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move on May 17, 2016
OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done. In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009...
Hikvision Rejects Responsibility for Hacked Hikvision Cameras on May 10, 2016
After a massive number of Hikvision cameras were hacked, Hikvision has added new, and questionable legal language, declaring that Hikvision will...
Man Fights Crime With 21 Hikvision Cameras on Apr 08, 2016
Hero or lunatic? One man has taken the fight against crime into his own hands. His special power is CCTV and he is not afraid to use it. But many...
Legal Attack on MSRP - Impact on Hikvision, Sony, Pelco, More on Mar 09, 2016
MSRP? Make Suckers Really Pay? Many video surveillance manufacturers set their Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) to far higher levels...
Surveillance Commissioning / Install Checklist on Feb 08, 2016
This 60+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that installation is complete. It covers the following...
Hikvision and the China Communist Party on Jan 12, 2016
Just days after getting $3 billion financing from the Chinese government, Hikvision celebrated opening their own Communist Party company committee....
Hospital Video Surveillance Guide on Jul 28, 2015
This 16-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Hospital Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and...
School Video Surveillance Guide on May 26, 2015
This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems. A global group of 80...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Nest Cam Outdoor Tested on Sep 23, 2016
After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an...
ACTi Refuses Race To The Bottom, Shifts To Solutions on Sep 23, 2016
The original low cost IP camera disruptor was ACTi. Back in the 2008 - 2010 time frame, Taiwanese manufacturer ACTi challenged the Western and...
You Get Robbed, Canary Will Pay You Up To $1,000 on Sep 22, 2016
Canary is trying to break the status quo in DIY security, first by raising over $40 million, and now a revamp of their monthly services package...
Milestone Ends Development of "Enterprise" VMS on Sep 22, 2016
Milestone 'Enterprise' was one of the first enterprise video management software offerings, selected by many early adopters of IP video. However,...
History of Video Surveillance on Sep 22, 2016
This is a concise history of video surveillance covering the past decade.  The goal is to help professionals newer to the industry understand...
Access Control Course Fall 2016 on Sep 22, 2016
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the...
Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD) on Sep 21, 2016
Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and...
Axis Launches IP Speakers on Sep 21, 2016
First, Axis introduced an IP horn, then it was video intercoms, and now it is Networked Speakers? While IP-based Public Address systems are not...
Tagged RFID Object Search Recorded Video on Sep 20, 2016
Video analytics has gotten fairly good at tagging people in video, but it does not solve the problem of finding items like specific merchandise or...
FLIR and Geovision Join the Hikvision Price Cut Race on Sep 20, 2016
Hikvision's price cuts are clearly a trend setter. After numerous and increasingly large cuts, the destructive cycle is accelerating. Last month,...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact