The day is not far away in metro city where everyone whether walking on street or going to office will be captured in CCTV camera. A law abiding Indian citizen should never have any kind of problem with CCTV Camera. In metro city like Delhi, we can see CCTV Installed almost every area in our daily life
Every educated person in metro cities welcome CCTV to fight against crime. It can also help in preventing criminal from committing any kind of crime as the presence of camera compels criminal to follow the law.
The Laws Relating to CCTV
There is no such restriction on installation of CCTV by law but installation of CCTV in order to record under someoneâ??s personal property may act of illegal under Personal Data Protection Bill 2018.
When you could be Breaking the Law for Having CCTV at Home
While home installation of CCTV does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Data Protection Act, if the home installation has not been carried out correctly or is being used for a purpose other than for which it was designed, then you may have a case for taking further action under totally different laws.
For example, if you have a camera which is pointed directly at another personâ??s property or itâ??s suspected that it can capture part or all of a neighbourâ??s property, they might have a case to take action against you under legislation covered by the Human Rights Act. They might have sufficient grounds to say that they have had their privacy violated, that your CCTV system is tantamount to harassment and even voyeurism.
In such cases, they can get the police involved if you're not able to come to some agreement with regards to what the camera(s) can capture and to make modifications to the installation, if necessary.