Closed circuit television (CCTV) records images of people in certain public places including town centres, roads, airports, and on public transport. Town centre CCTV schemes follow a code of practice.
Your local crime prevention officer can help you decide whether CCTV is what you need and which system will suit you best.
Key points to remember when using CCTV: You may want to consider getting involved in a partnership scheme, where you share CCTV images of known troublemakers with fellow shops/bars and police.
Reference: P13-001 Status: Review 2018 To outline how the Council operates Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) on Council owned and administered locations. - Monitor and respond to health and safety situations.
The following statements have been developed with consideration of the Privacy Commissioner Guidelines for Privacy and CCTV to ensure the Council meets the principles of the Privacy Act 1993 regarding the operation of its CCTV. The Council operates CCTV to: - Deter criminal activity from occurring, this includes but is not limited to vandalism, theft and anti-social behaviour. - Monitor and respond to any activities and/or events which could affect the delivery of the service the Council is providing at that location.
Personal data is information that relates to an individual and is held by a public organisation. The owner's contact information is usually on a sign attached to the camera.
You need to give them enough information to identify you, for example a specific date and time, and a description of yourself and your clothing.
There is a scheme in Scotland, details of which can be found on the Scottish Business Crime Centre website.
Your town or city centre CCTV scheme may also provide you with useful information.
The operator can charge you up to £10 for a copy of the footage.
If you contact a public organisation that has CCTV footage of you, they must give you a copy of the images within 40 days.
To read police guidance on how CCTV is used, go to: You have the right to access images of yourself that may have been recorded by a CCTV camera system.