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CCTV: THE FACTS, THE


FOLLOWING ON FROM THE RECENT ICO PUBLICATION - AN EXPANSION OF YOUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES


Many of you have seen or received the notice issued by the Information Commissioners Office last month, reminding all businesses of their legal responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), with a link to information and advice from the ICO - Data protection advice for small organisations: https://bit.ly/3w9Rbb1


Our March article went into a lot more detail to explain what all this meant for our readers, especially those using dashcams for protection, but as you all know we like to spell things out a little more clearly.


The actual regulations regarding the use of recording devices in taxis and private hire vehicles are:


1. Where there is audio, it must be permanently disabled and only activated where justified by a panic switch.


This does not mean “can be switched off”, nor does it mean “may be activated through settings”. It means exactly what it says: it must be permanently disabled; where there is justifiable reason to record audio, it must be switched on by a “panic switch”.


Imagine the scenario: A passenger becomes verbally aggressive towards you, you go into the dashcam settings in order to switch on the audio, or wave your hand to activate audio, and then ask your customer: “Excuse me sir, would you mind repeating that threat for the camera?” Yeah sure… does that sound feasible, practical, or even safe to you?


2. Devices must be securely mounted and protected from unauthorised removal.


All dashcams are merely stuck to the windscreen using suction cups or sticky pads - one quick twist or tug and they are removed. Imagine that scenario: an attacker sees the camera recording them, he or she


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will simply twist it off and take it with them. Not only have you been assaulted or robbed, but you have also given them a gift of a dashcam; some may be cheap versions from a petrol station at £15, others such as Nextbase are quite expensive, sometimes upwards of £300.


3. Data must be stored away and protected from unauthorised access including the use of encryption to a minimum standard of FIPS 140-2.


The data in the case of a dashcam is stored internally on an SD card. There is no separate storage device; most are not encrypted at all, and for the minority that are, the software to view the data is available online to download, which renders the encryption worthless.


OK - so what is FIPS 140-2?


FIPS 140-2 is a standard which handles cryptographic modules and the ones that organisations use to encrypt data-at-rest and data-in-motion. FIPS 140-2 has four levels of security, with level 1 being the least secure, and level 4 being the most secure. It is an American standard, but it is the minimum standard that has been adopted by the UK.


Why is this important?


Since creating a scenario is quite often the easiest and best way to explain things, imagine this: Passengers towards the end of their night out are on their way home, a little worse for wear, not looking their best or being on their best behaviour, is the only polite way to explain it. This is quite normal within our industry, so it is no problem, right? Your camera is recording their images, but then an attacker gets in, attacks you (as described above) and takes the camera, along with the SD card.


Once at home, curiosity gets the better of them, they remove the SD card and plug it into any computer for a quick look. The images are hilarious, which results in them being posted on social media for all to see. This is an instant breach of GDPR; as such you could be in a lot of trouble, on top of having been attacked or robbed and having provided them with the gift of the dashcam!


APRIL 2021


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