Camera surveillance (CCTV)
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The County Administrative Board may issue licences for general camera surveillance. In some cases, you may just need to notify us in advance.
There are two acts governing camera surveillance: the Public Camera Surveillance Act and the Personal Data Act.
The Public Camera Surveillance Act
The Public Camera Surveillance Act stipulates that a surveillance camera directed towards areas open to public access must have permission. To monitor such an area with cameras you will require a licence, alternatively, you are required to notify us. However, you do not require a licence to monitor enclosed areas within a company, industrial processes, rooms in a home and so forth. The deciding factor is whether or not the general public has access to the area.
The County Administrative Board monitors compliance with the rules by visiting those places to which the general public has access.
Personal Data Act
If digital technology is used in the monitoring of places other than those which the general public has access to, then the Personal Data Act comes into force. The Swedish Data Inspection Board has more information on Camera Surveillance and the Data Protection Act here: www.datainspektionen.se/