Since video surveillance systems involve the capture of images
of individuals, Colombian privacy law must be observed when
operating such mechanisms. Therefore, the Superintendency of
Industry and Commerce issued the publication "Guidelines
for the protection of personal data in video surveillance
systems" to provide guidance to all individuals and
companies using or wishing to use such devices.
The following are key points to consider when using security
Colombian privacy law must always be observed when using video
surveillance systems unless: (i) recordings are made in a purely
domestic environment; (ii) recordings have journalistic purposes;
or (iii) recording are made for national security purposes.
Pursuant to Law 1581 of 2012, the use of video surveillance
systems requires the consent of data subjects, which must be
obtained through the means established by the law. Moreover,
Colombian privacy law requires the implementation of privacy
notices in all monitored areas. In cases where audio recordings are
being made, subjects should be informed.
All privacy notices must contain, at least, the following
information: (i) contact details of the data controller; (ii)
purposes of the processing; (iii) rights of the data subjects; and
(iv) information regarding how to access the data controller's
Video surveillance systems should be used for a legitimate
All recordings must be limited to what is strictly necessary to
public spaces should be avoided.
The collected images should be kept only for the time necessary
Data controllers must register the database that stores
the captured images with the National Registry of
Databases. Registration is not required when the
processing consists only in the reproduction of images in real
Data controllers must implement adequate security measures to
protect all information collected through video surveillance
The collection of images of children and underage youth must be
authorized by their parents or legal representatives.
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