Due to the subject matter and volume of modules covered within the training programme, PAI advises that this programme is run over a single full-day session. This will ensure optimal engagement and flow as the topics covered complement each other and have several common elements. The training programme can be delivered live and online or in an in-house setting. Both methods of delivery incorporate group interactions, practical exercises and the use of relevant case-studies equipping learners with the knowledge and application required to excel and progress in their role. PAI will provide softcopies of any relevant training materials prior to the beginning of the training.

PAI recommends that a max of 15 participants attend each session as it allows for more effective and worthwhile training that incorporates individual interactions with each participant.

GDPR Compliant CCTV for security administrators

Video Recording / CCTV, Dash Cams, Action Cams, Drones and Other Video Recording Equipment, EU data protection legislation, such as the GDPR, may apply to people or organisations (as ‘data controllers’ or ‘data processors’) who record (‘process’) video and/or audio information about identifiable persons (‘personal data’).

As a starting point, any person or organisation using recording equipment should remember that simply recording and/or storing video and audio data could be considered ‘processing’, even if no further use is made of that data. Further, that data may be considered ‘personal data’ where some individual can be identified from it. Thus, both the context and quality of the recording can be highly relevant.

Introduction and Purpose

This course is a practical intensive workshop, introducing theory, principles, and tools in the practical context of real-life scenarios.

This course is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the application of EU Data Protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679/EU) to the strategy, installation and management of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems for private and public organisations. This course delivers a data subject-centric approach, introducing learners to:

  • Core concepts of Human Rights in relation to Privacy and Data Protection
  • Specific requirements for Transparency, Accountability and Governance
  • Practical direction in the operational requirements of a compliant CCTV system

Video recording equipment can include CCTV, dash cams, action cams, camera-enabled drones, and other technologies. Where these types of equipment are used, users (as well as those recorded) should be aware of the potential application of the various rights and duties under data protection law to that recording.

This workshop will introduce staff to core principles of privacy and data protection

Learners will be able to . . .

  • Understand the history of surveillance in society
  • Understand the seven principles of Privacy by Design
  • Operationalise the concepts of Privacy by Design and Default and complete a Data Protection Impact Analysis for the use of CCTV systems
  • Understand Data Subject rights
  • Balance the need to protect people and property with the rights and freedoms of those being surveilled
  • Identify the legal bases for CCTV surveillance
  • Recognise unauthorised disclosure/processing and understand the associated sanctions and penalties
  • Fully address a Subject Access Request

The seminar is can be delivered online in a virtual classroom facilitated from our dedicated virtual classroom on Zoom. PAI will provide electronic handouts of trainer slides and supporting learning materials to all participants via email in advance of the training session.

Alternatively this seminar can be delivered inhouse – either online or in-person for your organisation. Email inhousetraining@pai.ie for further information.

Register your interest in the next cohort of this programme. Email info@pai.ie