Are you thinking of installing CCTV or a camera type doorbell?
If you’re thinking of using one, you need to make sure you do so in a way that respects other people’s privacy and you must also apply to us for permission, in writing first, telling us where you want to install it.
We will not give permission if the camera will be viewing other residents’ properties, communal areas, or public spaces. Therefore, if we grant permission it will only be to enable your device to capture images within the boundary of your private domestic property, including the garden.
If the system captures images of people outside of your boundary, for example, in neighbours’ homes or gardens, shared spaces, or on a public footpath or a street, then the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) will apply, and you will be personally responsible to ensure you comply with the necessary laws and regulations and pay any fines if found in breach.
Failure to meet the legal requirements of CCTV may also be a breach of your tenancy agreement and Co-op Homes may ask for the removal the CCTV equipment or doorbell and/or tenancy enforcement action may be taken.
For more information visit the Information Commissioner's Officer