Video Surveillance and the Right-to-Know Law

Article by: Hunter B. Schenck Video Surveillance can provide municipalities with security and peace of mind. However, such technology can also create new issues and concerns. Recordings of surveillance footage are subject to the Right-to-Know Law, and municipalities must address requests for video footage. Some video systems might record over previous footage in order to save space. If so, the municipality might need to reference its document retention policy. Municipalities must make sure to preserve any footage while a request is pending if the footage existed at the time of the initial request. If the footage does exist, the municipality … Continue reading Video Surveillance and the Right-to-Know Law