Video Surveillance Policy

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Video Surveillance Procedure

Policy statement

The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (the town) acknowledges the need to strike a balance between the town’s responsibility to promote a safe and secure environment and to protect the privacy of individuals and supports the use of video surveillance technology to promote public safety and the security of the town’s assets and property in accordance with established standards and procedures.


The purpose of this policy is to ensure that video surveillance technology is used only for safety and security purposes and conducted in a manner that is in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and other relevant legislation.  This policy and associated procedures will assist town departments that have identified an appropriate use for video surveillance technology in a manner that complies with MFIPPA, all other relevant legislation and records management requirements.


This policy applies to video surveillance at all town facilities and properties but does not apply to videotaping or audio taping of Council and Committee meetings, theatre productions or any covert surveillance that may be used for law enforcement purposes.

Policy details

Policy Number: A-SEC-001
Section: Administration
Sub-Section: Security
Author: Clerk's department
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2008 Jul 07
Review by Date: 2017
Last Modified: 2013 May 06