25 Jan Saudi Arabia Ministry announced SR20,000 fine for CCTV misuse
The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced strict penalties for those who breach the Security Surveillance Cameras Law.
The ministry confirmed that any form of tampering, damage or sabotage to CCTVs or their recordings will face penalties of up to SR10,000.
A fine of SR20,000 will also be imposed on those who transmit or publish CCTV recordings in a move to regulate the use of surveillance systems and ensure they are employed to respect individual privacy.
The ministry highlighted that there will be specific regulations regarding the installation of security cameras and that this fine will be imposed for every instance of unlawful installation of security surveillance cameras in areas where their installation is forbidden.
However, a penalty of SR5,000 will be handed out for those who fail to retain recordings for the mandated period of time stated within the document.
The document released outlines the terms and conditions related to surveillance systems and must be adhered to.