NSW State Records - Video/visual surveillance records (GDA8) (NSW) - Level 2

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This general retention and disposal authority covers video/visual surveillance records created by NSW public offices, and authorises the destruction of video/visual surveillance recordings that aren't of evidentiary value and are not required as part of an investigation or criminal or court proceedings. Where recordings become part of the evidential record of an investigation or criminal or court proceedings, these records should be disposed of in accordance with the requirements for that class of record.

Video/visual surveillance generally involves the use of photographic, video or electronic recording equipment for the surveillance or monitoring of a particular scene, location or activity. Examples of its use include the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) operations for the monitoring of property, office foyers or workplace areas.

Surveillance may be overt or covert. Overt visual surveillance generally involves the use of unconcealed surveillance equipment, often signposted to draw attention to the fact that an individual is under observation. Covert visual surveillance involves the use of hidden or concealed recording equipment without agreement or notification of the fact that an individual's activities are being recorded. The conduct of covert visual surveillance in the workplace is subject to the provisions of the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW).

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

Legislation, Standards and Codes may be linked to one or more of the University's compliance frameworks either as the driver of the requirements, or as a component of the framework.

The relevant frameworks are listed below.