Law 2/2020 of 22 January (the “VideoSurveillance Law”) establishes the legal framework applicable to the authorisation, installation and use of video-surveillance systems for capturing, recording and processing images and sound. The law is based on a fundamental notion: security.
- Authorising entity: requests for authorisation to install video-surveillance systems must be sent to the Minister for Public Security and Internal Affairs
- Information accompanying the application: in addition to the items already defined in article 12 of the Video-Surveillance Law, the application for authorisation should also indicate the location of the cameras and the IT registration certificate
- Submission of the application: authorisation applications must be submitted to the Angolan National Police Command in accordance with the location of the space where the video-surveillance will take place
- Issuance of authorisations: the authorisation document is issued by the National Police after authorisation by the competent authority, and its issuance is subject to payment of fees to be defined by Joint Executive Decree of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Finance.
- The local recording of images and sounds must be made in digital format and encrypted
- The authenticity of the date and time must be guaranteed, and these must appear in the images or sounds captured in real time
- Images and sounds must be transmitted using the IP protocol (as well as the control and management of the cameras). This must be encrypted and the encryption key must be changed every 6 months
- The protection of the system against vandalism must be ensured
- The existence and location of video cameras, with the wording and the symbols indicated in the Regulation
- The purpose of the video-surveillance
- The identification of the person responsible for processing, with address, telephone number and email address.
- The signs should be placed inside and outside the premises subject to video-surveillance, and should be legible, in accordance with the parameters set out in the Regulation.
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