Recorded data from our CCTV cameras is used to support Police investigations and to provide evidence. It will not be made available to the media unless the Police decide that making information available will help with an investigation.
All data is processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act (1998) which, in summarised form, includes but is not limited to the following...
It is possible for anyone to make a request to see data recorded on CCTV. However, the basic principle is that they only have a right to see data where they are recorded and other people in the images will be deleted or obscured to protect their identity.
Any request from an individual for the disclosure of personal data which he/she believes is recorded by the system should be made to the data controller.
The principles of sections 7 and 8, 10 and 12 of the Data Protection Act (1998) (Rights of Data Subjects and Others) will be followed in respect of every request.
If the request cannot be complied with without identifying another individual, permission from all parties must be considered (in the context of the degree of privacy they could reasonably anticipate from being in that location at that time) in accordance with the requirements of the legislation.
Any person making a request must be able to satisfactorily prove their identity and provide sufficient information to enable the data to be located.
CCTV data is most often requested by the public in relation to motor vehicle incidents. In these circumstances we will require:
If we find the requested information, we will then arrange for insurance companies (or their local agents) to come and review the data. If the insurance company decides that the data is useful in determining the claim, then we will make a copy of the data available to the insurance company, with conditions relating to its use and destruction.
The Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act (1996) introduced a statutory framework for the disclosure to defendants of material which the prosecution would not intend to use in the presentation of its own case (known as unused material). Disclosure of unused material under the provisions of this Act should not be confused with the obligations placed on the data controller by Section 7 of the Data Protection Act (1998).