Saudi Interior Ministry warned about wrong use of CCTV cameras and hefty penalties. The Saudi Ministry of Interior has rolled out robust penalties for violations of the Security Surveillance Cameras Law, with a clear focus on maintaining privacy and security standards. Individuals found transmitting or publishing CCTV recordings against the law will face a substantial SR20,000 fine.
Saudi Interior Ministry warned about wrong use of CCTV cameras and hefty penalties
This initiative is part of a comprehensive strategy to regulate surveillance systems, ensuring they operate within the boundaries of privacy and security norms. The ministry underlines that any tampering, including damage or sabotage to surveillance camera systems or their recordings, will result in severe penalties.
In addition to penalties, the ministry emphasizes specific regulations governing the installation of security cameras. A hefty fine of SR10,000 awaits those who unlawfully install surveillance cameras in restricted locations. Furthermore, failing to retain recordings for the specified period outlined in the surveillance systems’ terms and conditions document carries a penalty of SR5,000. These measures underscore the commitment to responsible and lawful use of surveillance technology, safeguarding both individual privacy and collective security.
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