Regulation for council use of CCTV

Local councils in NSW have been granted an exemption to use CCTV cameras in public places. A Regulation under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) was proclaimed today.

Local councils are now exempt from some obligations under the PPIP Act relating to the collection of personal information by using a CCTV camera installed for the purpose of filming in a public place, and the disclosure to NSW Police of that information by way of live transmission.

For more details, download the Regulation. We have also produced a fact sheet to help local councils understand the changes to the laws regarding CCTV programs.

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