The University of Otago has a CCTV policy and procedures in place to make sure that the cameras are being operated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993:

  • The cameras have a clear purpose: to make the student areas safer by reducing and deterring criminal behaviour and helping to identify and prosecute offenders
  • Camera footage can't be used to address non-criminal student behaviour under the Code of Student Conduct
  • Signage advises that cameras are operating in the area
  • Software within the cameras blacks out private areas, such as windows and doors, to protect the privacy of residents
  • The University’s Registrar is also the Privacy Officer and is responsible for making sure your privacy is not being breached and the Privacy Act 1993 is being followed 

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Last updated 18/01/2021 03.29 PM

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