CCTV guide­lines

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

New rules to keep an eye on ‘‘big brother’’ have been in­tro­duced. The Auck­land Coun­cil has adopted new draft guide­lines for the use of cam­era sur­veil­lance in pub­lic places. The guide­lines pro­vide a con­sis­tent ap­proach to the ap­pro­pri­ate use of cam­era sys­tems in pub­lic places to help en­sure pub­lic safety and re­duce crime. The guide­lines com­ply with the Pri­vacy Act and are based on eight prin­ci­ples to en­sure they meet high stan­dards so peo­ple don’t feel they are be­ing watched. ‘‘There are a lot of dif­fer­ing stan­dards of tech­nol­ogy and use of cam­era sur­veil­lance,’’ com­mu­nity pol­icy and plan­ning man­ager Anaru Ver­coe says. ‘‘Th­ese pro­vide a sin­gle set of guide­lines to pro­mote con­sis­tency and stan­dards to im­prove pub­lic safety and re­spect peo­ple’s pri­vacy rights.’’

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