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Guide: What You Need To Know About Using CCTV Devices In Aged Care

While there are a number of potential benefits to using CCTV devices in nursing homes, there are also a number of potential risks – especially if the aged care provider installs CCTV devices before they are in a position to comply with the myriad of additional obligations that apply to its use of the technology.  Non-compliance can have a number of undesirable outcomes including: fines; imprisonment; reputational damage;  expensive legal fees; and losing the trust of residents and the general public.   

We were concerned that some aged care providers might install CCTV devices without knowing all the additional obligations they are taking on (or how to comply with them).  So, we decided to prepare this guide.  We hope you find it useful.

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If you require legal advice or wish to discuss any of the issues raised in this article, please call us on 02 9199 4563 or send an email to  We are recognised experts in aged care law and privacy law, and we would be delighted to answer any questions you have.

This blog post does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. It is a general commentary on matters that may be of interest to you.  Formal legal or other professional advice should be sought before acting or relying on any matter arising from this communication.