Q591: Are shops and leisure centres etc allowed to put CCTV camera in the changing rooms?
CCTV cameras may be used for a number of purposes including:
- The prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
- Apprehension and / or prosecution of offenders (including images being entered as evidence in criminal proceedings)
- Public and employee safety; and
- Staff discipline.
If cameras are used then the shop/business must display a sign informing members of the public that cameras are in use, allowing an informed decision.Organisations must comply with a Code of Practice which restricts the use of the data obtained. If you feel that your rights have been violated, then you need to make a complaint to the manager of the organisation or the Information Commissioner (see link in related information for more about Information Commissioner).