CCTV has come so far that it is now capable of recognising individual car number plates and recording them on central databases.
The congestion-charging scheme introduced in London in 2003 is an example of the advancing potential of CCTV technology.
Therefore, the Court considered the use of the material and the lack of remedial relief under UK law to be a breach of Article Eight of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to respect for family and private life, and the UK was ordered to pay compensation to Mr Peck.
The case highlighted potential gaps in the UK's protection of individual privacy and helped influence MP's calls for the introduction of a free standing privacy law in 2003.
Once this has been done we can then be confident on the full reliance of CCTV - and thus utilise fully all aspects of this wonderful tool." Camera Watch - March 2011 "The UK is the most spied upon nation in the world - why doesn't it have the lowest crime rate?less than 10% were operated and managed legally in accordance with Data Protection legislation.The organisation warned that it would be "too easy" for anyone to challenge CCTV evidence in a court of law because of the way images were gathered and managed.Since then, the quality of CCTV has improved dramatically and the use of CCTV has risen exponentially, with shops and the police the primary consumers of the technology.Modern CCTV cameras are now capable of remote operation and produce high-resolution colour picture quality.