Data Protection Act 1998

Barred: Pictures of banned people should be kept in areas only accessible to staff

Crime

Pubs warned over barred people pics

By Emily Sutherland

Licensees who display pictures of barred customers in back-of-house areas risk breaching the Data Protection Act according to head of licensing at JD Wetherspoon Nigel Connor.

Getting the picture on CCTV

Legal advice

Getting the picture on CCTV

By Poppleston Allen

There are lots of reasons why you might wish to install CCTV at your premises: to protect and reassure your customers, to protect your business (and the till), and to deter criminals.

CCTV conditions must be justified

Legal

CCTV conditions must be justified

By Graeme Cushion & Lisa Sharkey, Poppleston Allen

There have been genuine concerns expressed that in certain licensing authority areas, standard CCTV conditions are finding themselves on many premises licences irrespective of the nature and type of the operation.

CCTV: You have to register with the ICO

Legal advice: The conditions of owning CCTV

By Poppleston Allen

More and more conditions requiring CCTV are appearing on premises licences up and down the country, and we are seeing increasing requests for specific technical requirements of that CCTV.

Legal checklist: Pub notices on display

Legal checklist: Pub notices on display

By Poppleston Allen

One of the most repeated queries from operators of licensed premises is: “What notices do I have to display at my pub?” Here is a concise and not exhaustive list of the different types of notices normally required to be displayed at a premises.

CCTV: Anyone that operates CCTV must adhere to the Data Protection Act

Legal checklist: Guidelines for operating CCTV

By Poppleston Allen

Increasingly, we are being called to give advice about the licensee’s responsibilities regarding CCTV. Police and other regulatory agencies will want to have conditions on your premises licence that require you:

CCTV: registration is required under the Data Protection Act 1998

CCTV: Make sure your pub is registered

By Poppleston Allen

I was interested to read the recent report of a Lancashire bar owner being prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to register his use of CCTV.

'It's all about standing your ground', says Michael Kheng

Make sure your CCTV is legally registered

By Michael Kheng

I am pleased to say the ridiculous review Lincolnshire Police applied for against one of my bars was recently thrown out by East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire. The review centred around CCTV.

Photo deals to bypass data protection laws

Photo deals to bypass data protection laws

By John Harrington

Derbyshire hosts have a novel way of sharing photos of people who are banned from pubs without the risk of breaking data protection laws. Anyone who...

Just for the record

Just for the record

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the use and management of "personal data". The deadline for compliance with provisions under the Act requiring...

Data protection

Data protection

The increased use of customer loyalty schemes and direct marketing programmes means that licensees must be aware of the implications of gathering and...

Getting on-line

Getting on-line

QI have set up a website about my pub on the internet. I would like to set up a camera in the pub and show images of the pub and customers during...