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The Surveillance Camera Commissioners passport to compliance is there to guide you through the relevant principles within the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The passport to compliance puts the responsibility for surveillance camera systems in the hands of the organisation. Its purpose is to guide organisations through stages, addressing the planning, installation, and operation of surveillance systems. In meeting these outcomes, your organisation can be assured that it is meeting the 12 guiding principles in the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, along with other relevant legislation. The Surveillance Commissioner provides that the completion of this documentation can be delegated to an authorised person, or consultant.

The passport to compliance is broken down into three stages; stage 1, justification and planning, stage 2, operation requirements and system specifications, and stage 3, implementation. Stage 1 allows for you to identify if the surveillance cameras are necessary and justified, in pursuit of your aims and objectives. Stage 2 looks to further address and identify the purpose of observation, operational issues, system requirements, and camera maintenance.  Stage 3 goes on to conclude the planning and development of the surveillance systems, setting out clear objectives, roles and responsibilities, and taking any necessary actions to mitigate risks. 

We understand that not every organisation has the resources or expertise to address surveillance camera compliance. Our surveillance camera passport to compliance service includes hands-on support, to guide you through the individual stages. We can help you identify any risks or actions required to address ongoing or proposed installations of surveillance camera systems, to meet the standards set out by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Should you decide to go through the stages of completing the passport to compliance, we can provide you with the support and guidance required. This can be tailored to your needs, ranging from a high-level review, in the form of a report that can be presented to your board or senior management, to a full review of all systems in place, with the completion of associate documentation set out by the Commissioner, in addition to Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), policies, procedures, SAR forms and guidance, and associated training, designed to provide operational guidance for all staff levels. 

We can provide our services onsite or offsite with minimal disruption to your team, whilst providing independent guidance and assurance. Using DPAS can be a cost-effective and efficient way to safeguard your organisation, allowing you to focus on other core business activities.

Our team of experienced professionals can help you navigate the complex world of surveillance cameras, assessing your organisation’s compliance with the Surveillance Camera Commissioners 12 guiding principles of compliance. By choosing our services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your organisation’s compliance requirements are being addressed to ensure you protect the privacy of individuals.  

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SWAST wanted a refresh of their CCTV policy and a new Body Worn Video policy.

The data protection consultant worked with the team at SWAST to understand their CCTV and BWV processing and created a public-facing policy that was easy to understand and cover all related laws. 


DPAS have been hugely helpful in recent years in ensuring that SWAST are doing our best and continuing to comply with information governance best practice and compliance.

From our experience, every one of the team are knowledgably and extremely competent. We have benefited from the a range of services from DPAS and specifically acting as our Data Protection Officer, offering training, advice and adding to our Information Governance capacity which was welcome and much needed.

tim bishop

south western ambulance services foundation trust


By using the passport to compliance, you will be able to accurately document your use of surveillance camera systems. In reviewing your organisations camera systems, we will be able to guide you through the different stages, helping you comply with the applicable legislation, regulations, and codes of practice.

We will work closely with your organisation to ensure that services don’t put a strain on your existing resources and allow you to focus on your core business activities. This can help improve overall efficiency and productivity within your organisation.

When you choose our services, you gain access to a team of expert data protection consultants who have specialised knowledge and experience. While providing you with the passport to compliance, we can help support your employees with the transfer of skills and knowledge.

Surveillance camera compliance helps maintain public and employee safety in various settings such as office buildings, vehicles, town centres, schools, and other public spaces. Assessing your level of compliance with the Surveillance Camera Commissioners 12 Principles of Compliance will help identify potential threats, allowing for prompt intervention and response. 

Having an external company support you with your compliance obligations, you can have the peace of mind and assurance in knowing that the systems you have in place are documented as a part of your passport to compliance. It will promote a sense of security knowing your system operations are in-hand, and will allow for a safer environment, both for employees and members of the public.

What's Included?

Guidance in completing the surveillance camera commissioners passport to compliance. We can tailor the level of service you require, to suit your organisation’s requirements. 

Advice and guidance on navigating the different pieces of legislation imposed on organisations that use surveillance cameras.

The opportunity to access enhanced support with surveillance camera systems, along with assessing what actions need taking after completing the passport to compliance, including the need for the completion of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), other associated documentation, and the opportunity to access bespoke training to address any knowledge gaps within your organisation.

Report drafting, that can be fed into your organisation’s board and senior management meetings. You can also use us as representation at such meetings, where we can present our findings, feeding back to the senior members of your organisation.

Monthly updates on ICO guidance. Bi-weekly data protection bulletins, and the opportunity to attend webinars where we discuss up and coming developments. 

Access via our online portal to a full suite of free templates, tools, policies, and more.

Meet Our Team Of DPO's & CONSULTANTS

Nigel Gooding

Chief Data Protection Officer

Natalie Bennett

Head of Data Protection Consultancy

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Lauren Durham-Hutchins


Gary O'Reilly

Legal Counsel Consultant

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Easy to understand data privacy and information security services that are always accessable, consistenty pragmatic and continually exceeding expectations.

Keeping up to date with changes in data protection regulations, and best practices, can often be challenging for organisations. By outsourcing to an expert consultancy like us, organisations can access data protection professionals who stay up-to-date with the latest developments, case law, and have the subject matter expertise to support your organisation.

Our services can be applied across multiple industries and sectors. We can tailor our approach to suit your needs. By using our expertise and resources, you will be able to address other areas of compliance within your business.

We have a wealth of experience in delivering surveillance camera projects and training, to public, private, and third sectors. We understand that each organisation faces different challenges with the use of surveillance cameras, and every organisations needs differ. 


We are extremely competitive, and our work consistently exceeds our customers’ expectations. Instead of hiring and maintaining an in-house team or seeking external legal advice, we’ll work closely with you to develop a customised plan that meets your specific needs, and budget.

We can work with you to ensure ongoing compliance. With our up-to-date knowledge on current and changing legislation for the use of surveillance cameras, and codes of practice, we can support you in navigating a constantly evolving area of the law.