CCTV - Access to data
Primary Request to view data
Primary requests to view data generated by a CCTV system are likely to be made by third parties for any one or more of the following purposes:
- Providing evidence in criminal proceedings
- Providing evidence in civil proceedings or tribunals
- The prevention of crime
- The investigation and detection of crime (may include identification of offenders)
- Identification of witnesses
Third parties, which are required to show adequate grounds for disclosure of data within the above criteria, may include, but are not limited to:
- Statutory authorities with powers to prosecute, (eg. Customs and Excise; Trading Standards, etc)
- Claimants in civil proceedings
- Accused persons or defendants in criminal proceedings
- Other agencies, (as agreed by the Data Controller and notified to the
- Information Commissioner) according to purpose and legal status
Upon receipt from a third party of a bona fide request for the release of data, the data controller shall:
- Not unduly obstruct a third party investigation to verify the existence of relevant data.
- Ensure the retention of data which may be relevant to a request, but which may be pending application for, or the issue of, a court order or subpoena. A time limit shall be imposed on such retention, which will be notified at the time of the request.
Where requests fall outside the terms of disclosure and Subject Access legislation, the data controller, or nominated representative, shall:
- Be satisfied that there is no connection with any existing data held by the police in connection with the same investigation.
- Treat all such enquiries with strict confidentiality
Last updated: 29th March 2010
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