The municipal company Operátor ICT (OICT) provided the Department of Informatics of the capital city of Prague with consultancy services aimed at significantly updating the document Concept of the CCTV System of the capital city of Prague.
"By updating the concept, which was approved by the Prague City Council in early September, the metropolis gains a strategic document reflecting the current European approach to the management of urban CCTV security systems. This is based on balancing the interests of personal data subjects, state security authorities and other authorised users of the system," says OICT CEO Tomáš Barczi, adding, "Our specialists have used their knowledge of the concepts of other major European cities and their experience in implementing legislation governing the operation of large-scale CCTV systems monitoring public spaces and information systems to the benefit of the city."
The concept emphasizes the importance of protecting the privacy rights of Prague citizens, Prague visitors and technical measures to ensure data protection. The security of citizens and visitors is of paramount importance to the capital city of Prague, as is the right to information, which is why the document is freely accessible.
The concept also creates conditions for eliminating and preventing the phenomenon of vendor-lock-in in the Prague city camera system at the suppliers of the capital city.