Section 7: Privacy
A tag-along raid is when we accompany police, customs, immigration, environmental health officers or other public authorities on operational duties. We should only go on tag-along raids when there is a public interest and after careful consideration of editorial and legal issues including privacy, consent and trespass.
When we go on a tag-along raid on private property we should normally:
- ensure people understand we are recording for the BBC
- obtain consent from the legal occupier and stop recording if asked to do so
- leave immediately if asked to do so by the owner, legal occupier or person acting with their authority.
Exceptions may include where we have reason to believe illegal or anti-social behaviour is being exposed, or another public interest will justify our continued recording or presence.