RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced that surveillance cameras have been banned in areas where medical examinations are performed, changing rooms, physiotherapy is done, women’s clubs and salons, as well as places where physiotherapy, women’s clubs, hair salons, and washrooms are conducted. It is proposed that surveillance cameras be installed in public and government institutions as well as public places to increase security.
It is recommended that you obtain prior authorization for the manufacturing, import, selling, installing and operating security surveillance cameras.Cameras can be used to increase security at ministries, oil-petrochemical plants, power plants, water treatment plants and air tourism facilities. In institutions, banks, money transfer centres, and residential buildings, cameras are mandatory. Haram Mosques in Makkah, Madinah, Mina Arafa, and Muzdalifah Holy Places.