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CCTV regulations – what are your obligations?

Posted on 25th September 2019 in Parks

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor
CCTV regulations – what are your obligations?

It is common practice for park owners to install CCTV systems within their parks. However, we are also seeing holiday caravan owners and residential homeowners install their own private CCTV systems. In this article, we break down what you need to know about CCTV laws for holidays & residential parks.

CCTV law for holiday & residential park owners

Any information filmed or recorded by CCTV which shows an identifiable person (such as your holiday homeowners, residential homeowners, employees or any other member of the public on the park) is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”), which implements the General Data Protection Regulation in the UK. Park owners must, therefore, ensure that their installation and use of CCTV complies with the Act.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a handy CCTV self-assessment, accessible on this link.

Where disputes can arise

Domestic CCTV is something that is on the up, as it becomes both easier and more affordable. However, when it comes to holiday & residential parks, it’s easy for disputes to arise when a private security system is installed.

Industry standard licence agreements issued by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association contain terms which require a holiday caravan owner or residential homeowner to ask for permission before installing carry out any external works to their property. This is likely to include the installation of CCTV. Whilst it may not be possible to restrict installation inside the caravan, any CCTV which films public areas of the park or a neighbouring property will be subject to data protection law, explained on this link.

If you have any queries regarding the installation of CCTV, or want to subscribe to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 204519 or email parks@tozers.co.uk.

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