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Firm fined for failing to register CCTV use with ICO

02 Aug 2012
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A Lancashire bar owner has been fined a total of £350 for failing to register the use of CCTV systems on the premises with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Despite three reminders from the ICO Mohammed Ali Enayet failed to submit the necessary information to the privacy watchdog and was ordered to pay the costs by Blackpool Magistrates on Wednesday.

Although the fine is relatively small, it is a timely reminder for businesses that may be using CCTV systems of their obligation under the Data Protection Act to inform the ICO of the use of equipment to capture audio and video.

This costs £35 as an annual fee payable to the ICO.

"We know that the use of CCTV causes concern to members of the public," said information commissioner Christopher Graham.

"It is therefore important that businesses operating CCTV equipment notify with the ICO and are open about the way they are using people's personal information. Failure to notify is a criminal offence."

The incident is the latest around CCTV to rear its head in recent weeks after the ICO ordered Southampton City Council to end the enforced requirement that taxi firms in the city record all taxi journeys in the city.

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Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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