Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Early Childhood Education Agency mandates the installation of CCTVs within the pre-schools’ premises; (b) what is the number of pre-schools that do not have CCTVs within their premises; and (c) what regulations govern the review of CCTV footage for pre-schools.
1. Preschools are required to put in place measures to ensure the safety and well-being of children within their premises. While preschools are not required to install CCTVs on their premises, many have done so for security purposes. As it is not a requirement, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) does not track the number of preschools that do not have CCTVs on their premises.
2. Like other organisations, preschools must comply with requirements under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) on the collection, use, and disclosure of individuals’ personal data in CCTV footage