Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is used extensively throughout the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Read our guidance to ensure your CCTV use is in accordance with local data protection law.
The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 ('the Law') ensures organisations (known in the Law as ‘controllers’) process personal data fairly and responsibly. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable, living individual and processing is anything your organisation does with personal data. This guidance is intended to help you use CCTV in accordance with the Law. 

If you process personal data you are legally obliged to maintain an annual registration with us. Our registration guidance provides further information as to when a registration is required and how to create one. 

Once you have read the CCTV guidance, if you would like further assistance, you can come along to one of our drop-in sessions. 

Who does this guidance apply to?

This guidance is intended for those who are responsible for the operation of CCTV. 

Whilst this guidance does not apply to the following two groups, you are welcome to use it as an example of good practice to inform your operation of any recording equipment in these contexts: 
  1. Private householders who collect data for personal, family or household affairs.
  2. Journalists / media outlets who use recording equipment for journalistic, literary or artistic purposes.