CCTV and Data Protection
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, organisations, whose premises have CCTV (close circuit television) systems in operation, must inform the UK Information Commissioner that they are gathering personal information about the people they are recording. They must also put up signs to warn the public that this recording is taking place.
The Robert Gordon University is registered with the Information Commissioner for the use of CCTV. Please click on the following link to access the University's entry in the Register of notifications.
The Robert Gordon University also has signs up throughout the campus, informing the public that CCTV recording is taking place. However, the University is planning on improving this signage.
As with other personal information held by the University, the handling of CCTV images at the University is covered by the 8 Data Protection Principles:
For further information, regarding CCTV and the Data Protection Act, please see the Information Commissioner's "CCTV Code of Practice" (2008):
For further information, regarding the Robert Gordon University and its use of CCTV, please see the University's Estates Department's "Closed circuit television system code of practice & operating procedures":
If you wish to request personal information about yourself, which has been captured by one of the University's CCTV cameras, please click on the following link to the CCTV Request Form:
Last updated 18.06.10 (AB)