Privacy Notice for Body Worn Cameras

Data Controller:

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is the body exercising control over the purpose and the manner in which your personal data is processed.

Why we collect your personal information:

MVDC is responsible for the management of the car parks within the district. Parking operations include day-to-day management, maintenance, enforcing parking regulations, administering parking charges, issuing car parking permits, dealing with unauthorised use of car parks and general enquiries.

Body worn cameras are worn by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) who are uniformed and accredited to enforce parking contraventions under the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Body worn cameras serve as a deterrent to acts of aggression or verbal and physical abuse towards CEOs, assist in the investigation of allegations of inappropriate conduct by CEOs and keep people safe.

The legal basis for and the purposes of the processing:

The lawful basis for processing personal information contained within the footage captured by body worn cameras is UK GDPR Article 6(e) Public Task

Body worn cameras will be worn by CEOs at all times but will only be used where there is an evidence gathering opportunity.

Body Worn Cameras will be used in an overt manner at all times and devices will be visible to the public. CEOs will commence recording as soon as they become aware that the encounter is likely to necessitate the need to gather evidence.

On commencement of any recording the CEO will make a verbal announcement, where practicable, to indicate why the recording has been activated, the nature of the incident to which deployed or confirmation to those present that the incident is now being recorded using both video and audio.

In so far as is practicable, CEOs will restrict recording to areas and persons necessary, in order to obtain evidence relevant to the incident and will attempt to minimise collateral intrusion on those not involved.

Recipients and categories of recipients of the personal data:

MVDC staff involved in the administration and management of parking services.

Body worn video footage is restricted and cannot be disclosed to third parties without the express authority of those being recorded unless prescribed by law.

Footage may be shared with the police in line with any investigations and potential prosecutions.

Further information on onward transfers:

MVDC will not transfer the personal data you have provided outside of the UK or European Union unless this is permitted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018

How long the personal data will be kept for:

The video footage will be destroyed in accordance with MVDC’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule. Any ‘non-evidential’ body worn video footage recorded is retained for 31 days in accordance with the ACPO guidelines and the storage limitation principle of the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Automated Decision Making:

The personal data provided by you will not be used for any automated decisions.

Data Subject Rights:

From 25 May 2018 you will have some specific rights in respect of your personal data. These may include some or all of the following rights to:

  • see what personal data about you MVDC holds at any time (subject to certain caveats, for example where third parties are identified);
  • have MVDC correct any errors (if any) in the personal data it holds about you;
  • request your personal data is erased (though this right will not apply where MVDC is processing your personal data because it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation);
  • Withdraw consent (see below)

Will the personal data be processed for a different purpose?

No. If MVDC needs to inform recipients about any action it has taken under the Data Protection Act then it will do so by placing a Notice on MVDC’s website informing the public of any relevant changes

If you are dissatisfied with how your personal data is processed by MVDC then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF


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