Jersey data officer says personal CCTV 'a problem'

Increasing numbers of CCTV cameras are being put up without permission, Jersey's data commissioner has said.

Emma Martins said there were tight regulations around the use of cameras that capture images of the public.

She said: "If it is for your own property it isn't a problem, but if it captures the public it needs to be registered."

Planning Minister Deputy Rob Duhamel said CCTV should be built into developments for crime prevention.

Mrs Martins said: "It is getting more of a challenge for us to deal with it in domestic and business properties.

"People may consider that putting a camera up might deter vandalism or anti-social behaviour, but if it is going outside, capturing images of the public, you need to take advice," she said.

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