02.09.2016

Weekly News Update

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US (26.08.2016): Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office (Ohio) called for residents or business owners with private security cameras to register their devices in order to create a list of private surveillance in the region.  This would offer easier access to the police during investigations: the police would be able to contact the owner of the camera, to view the footages and to request a copy if it is helpful to their investigations.

 

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South Africa (30.08.2016): In line with an agreement reached in 2015 in accordance with the stipulations of the Negotiated Framework Agreement for the National Bargaining Forum for the Private Security Sector, addressing the wage gap between the higher grade security officers and those in the lower wage band is part of the agreement. The department of labor announced that minimum wage for the Private Security Sector will be increased by an average 7.1%, from the first of September 2016.

 

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Cameroon (02.09.2016):  A new presidential decree was adopted on September 16, 2015. This decree outlined the modalities for the application of the law of September 10, 1997, governing activities of private security companies, as amended by the law on December 23, 2014.  A one-year grace period had been given to security companies in order to comply with the new decree: this period will come to an end on September 15, ending the authorities’ tolerance for any private security company’s unlawfulness. Among other stipulations, private security companies are expected to “comply with the new legal framework by obtaining a license from the Head of State and authorisation to operate from the Minister of Territorial Administration”, and to also “provide decent working conditions for their workers, issue job contracts, ensure health and social insurance coverage, use homologated communication equipment, change to bright yellow uniform and use dogs with medical certificates, amongst others”.

 

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