Wed, 18 Apr 2007

Creative use of the Data Protection Act - literally

The UK 2005 version of the manifesto for CCTV filmakers is described as:
MANIFESTO FOR CCTV FILMMAKERS declares a set of rules, establishes effective procedures, and identifies further issues for filmmakers using pre-existing CCTV (surveillance) systems as a medium in the UK. The manifesto is constructed with reference to the Data Protection Act 1988 and related privacy legislation that gives the subjects of data records (including CCTV footage) access to copies of the data. The filmmaker's standard equipment is thus redundant; indeed, its use is prohibited. The manifesto can easily be adapted for different jurisdictions.
Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel created the movie Faceless under the rules of the 'Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers'.

(Discovered via the billblog. Bill will chair a session titled ‘Control Technology: Knowing Me, Knowing You – Ah ha! –’ at the Enter_ conference in Cambridge on 2007-04-27 to which Manu Luksch will participate.)

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2007-04-18 EDITED TO ADD reference to SpyBlog

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