FAO Security Personnel
Re: Public Filming and Photography

The guidance for security staff

1. Members of the public do not require permission to film or take photos of private premises while remaining in a public place.

2. Do not interfere with the members of the public exercising their freedom.

3. Make sure you know the property boundaries you are protecting.

4. Be polite. Remember, you are representing your client and your employer.

5. Members of the public cannot be forced to delete the photographs or videos they have taken by security or even by the police.

6. Be aware that your interaction will be publicised across the internet.

7. Unlawful detention, use of force, verbal threats can lead to criminal charges as well as civil claims.

8. Criminal charges may lead to suspension and revocation of your SIA licence even without completion of the court case.

9. You do not have immunity under your employment.

10. You may be sued personally for a civil claim, which can put your current and future wealth at risk.

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