The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority established to promote access to official information and to protect personal data.
The ICO has not issued guidance specifically for local authorities on the operation of CCTV cameras. However, the Office published a revised edition of its CCTV code of practice in 2008. The code offers guidance to all operators of CCTV cameras to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
In addition, the ICO provides guidance to any data controller in response to specific queries; such queries could include the operation of CCTV cameras.