This course is an online 1 day course which looks at the legislation which needs to be considered in relation to surveillance

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This course looks at the legislation which needs to be considered in relation to surveillance, such as the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. During the day, numerous types of surveillance will be explored including CCTV, ANPR, Body Worn Video and drones, together with the various rules and regulations which apply to each of them. The training will also cover how to conduct the surveillance lawfully, providing guidance on how to use the self-assessment tools available and successfully complete a DPIA.  The session will also explain the importance of restricting access to the data collected via surveillance equipment and how to lawfully share it, when necessary, and what the consequences are if the legislation is not adhered to.


Course Content

  • An overview of the relevant legislation, codes and guidance
  • CCTV, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Body Worn Video (audio and video), Automated Recognition (facial recognition) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
  • Balancing the aims of carrying out surveillance with the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • Compliance tools e.g. Data Protection Impact Assessments, Self-assessment tools
  • Access to data collected via surveillance equipment
  • Consequences of non-compliance

What's Included:

  • 1 day interactive course with experienced trainer
  • All course materials 
  • Quizzes
  • Surveillance Camera Commissioner DPIA Template

Course Format

The course will take 1 day to complete and will be held virtually.  

There will be quizzes during the course. This is to ensure that all delegates have fully understood the training throughout the day.

You will need access to Microsoft Teams and OneDrive throughout the course. All documents will be shared via OneDrive and sessions will be held via Teams.

The course will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm.


Our course is great for

This qualification is primarily aimed at those who need to have an understanding of data protection, and the GDPR in particular, to do their job, or those who are responsible for surveillance or need to provide advice in relation to surveillance or whose effectiveness in their role would be enhanced by knowledge of the law in this area.

This qualification is likely to be of particular benefit to those working in the following areas:

  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Information Governance, risk and compliance
  • Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Directors/Senior Managers with Data Protection responsibilities
  • Legal and procurement
  • Marketing and Sales professionals
  • Information Security and IT
  • Human Resources