Business.gov.au have published an article on best practice tips and laws for business owners on installing video surveillance for their business premises.
The article emphasises that there are a number of reasons why a business owner may decide to use video surveillance on their premises, which include: discouraging criminal activity, providing extra security, ensuring the safety of both employees and customers, and increasing employee productivity and job performance.
Business.gov.au’s best practice tips on installing video surveillance include: telling staff and new employees about the surveillance devices in writing, clearly explaining expectations and responsibilities of privacy obligations to staff, ensuring that visible signs are in place to inform staff and customers that surveillance cameras are present, and avoiding the installation of surveillance cameras in private areas such as fitting rooms and bathrooms.
In regards to laws, the article emphasises that there are privacy laws that have to be considered if a business owner chooses to install surveillance cameras on their premises. Business.gov.au provide links to relevant bodies on privacy laws in the article.
Business.gov.au’s article can be read in full here.
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