There are a number of important factors Ontario institutions should consider before implementing a video surveillance system. Most importantly, video surveillance must be used in a way that protects individual privacy to be compliant with the law. These requirements are outlined in our new fact sheet which discusses:
- when the surveillance is authorized
- the importance of stakeholder consultation
- camera placement considerations
- public notification
- collection, disclosure and retention of personal information
This document is part a series to help professionals and the public understand Ontario’s information and privacy laws.