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Privacy Notice

Services covered by this privacy notice: Body Worn Cameras

Purpose of the processing: The personal data is collected and processed by body worn cameras when officers are undertaking statutory regulatory duties which are linked to an investigation of, or the prevention of, offences under the regulatory areas the council enforces. Personal data is also processed more generally to ensure a true and accurate record is made of events and to keep our staff and contractors safe from abuse or harm.

Legal basis for processing personal data: Public task

Categories of personal data being processed:

Still images, video recordings and audio recordings, which may identify further personal information including documents relating to your identity and personal characteristics.

Where images include evidence of an offence, it may be combined with other personal data held about you, including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Other personal data deemed necessary

Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate):

  • Race
  • Ethnic origin (including nationality)
  • Religious and cultural beliefs
  • Health (mental or physical)
  • Biometrics (where used for ID)

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data: Substantial public interest

Who the data might be shared with:

  • Other council departments
  • Police and other emergency services
  • Local, county and unitary authorities
  • Other government departments and agencies specifically involved in public regulatory duties
  • Housing Associations and landlords
  • Public Health England and health practitioners
  • Legal advisors and representatives
  • Environment Agency

How long will the data be kept:

The data associated with recordings on a body worn camera devices, including images and audio, are auto-deleted after 30 days. Evidential recordings are retained for a period of up to 2 years.

Last reviewed: September 12, 2023 by Mark

Next review due: March 12, 2024

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