Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro said the NPC has started working on the guidelines in view of the widespread installation of CCTV systems by many local government units as well as business establishments all over the country as a security measure.
KJ Rosales
Privacy body sets guidelines for CCTV use
Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star) - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) will soon release guidelines on the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems.

Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro said the NPC has started working on the guidelines in view of the widespread installation of CCTV systems by many local government units (LGUs) as well as business establishments all over the country as a security measure.

Liboro noted that the presence of CCTV systems results in the large-scale collection of personal data.

“Hopefully, by yearend, we’ll come out with (the guidelines),” he told The STAR.

The Philippine National Police has encouraged LGUs and business establishments to install CCTVs as a deterrent to crime as well as an aid to police on crime investigation and resolution.

An administration lawmaker has sought the passage of a bill requiring government agencies and LGUs to install CCTV systems along all roads nationwide to monitor public utility vehicles.

Batangas Rep. Mark Mendoza, author of House Bill 4618, said a CCTV system is important not only in crime investigation and prevention, but also in road surveillance.

“CCTVs provide accurate and real-time traffic situations and video information of road accidents,” Mendoza said.

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