UK: Private Video Surveillance Complaints Down Since GDPR

By Charles Rollet, Published Jan 09, 2019, 07:11am EST (Info+)

The arrival of the GDPR on May 25, 2018, brought fears the law would spark a massive increase in privacy complaints about security camera use. However, new statistics, prepared by IPVM from UK government information requests, show that complaints about domestic camera use – a popular grievance category – have actually declined.

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This decline adds to evidence that the GDPR has not unleashed the wave of frivolous video surveillance complaints many feared would happen, even cutting red tape in some cases.

In this post, we examine:

  • Video Surveillance Complaints Data
  • Comparison of Complaints
  • Explanation for Decline
  • Other Types of Video Surveillance Complaints
  • Is the GDPR Overblown?

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