Can CCTV images be brought to the attention of parties in an investigation as evidence if he/she was not made aware that CCTV cameras were in place?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 July 2011
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This question raises issues under both employment and data protection law. There is nothing wrong in principle with using CCTV cameras in a place of work, provided that warnings are given to the employees that work activities are not private. Where this has been made clear to the employees, any disciplinary investigation that relies on the resultant recordings cannot give rise to a claim of privacy. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has made it very clear that employers intending to use cameras to identify disciplinary issues must inform employees before the cameras are used for these purposes, particularly as this can be very easily done.

The Commissioner has also underlined the

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