Public consultation: Privacy Impact Assessment - Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video CamerasNotice ID: SUT0991733
Public consultation: Privacy Impact Assessment - Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video Cameras
The London Borough of Lewisham enforce on and off street parking restrictions throughout the borough through a contract with NSL (part of Marston Group). As part of revision to the contract NSL are to equip Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) with body worn video cameras.
Body worn video cameras
Mounted on the chest, these devices capture video and audio. They are activated by the officer when an offence has occurred or in situations where a recording may assist with the CEO's safety. The data is encrypted and stored on the device (officers are not able to view or edit the footage) and transferred to a dedicated secure storage facility at the end of each shift where it remains for no more than 30 days, unless required for investigation, before being deleted.
Why are body worn video devices required?
Staff safety and professionalism is of utmost importance. Recording devices provide a factual record of events where such have been recorded and have been shown to support staff in difficult situations and ensure a positive outcome for all.
Privacy by Design is a code of practice issued by the Information Commissioner under section 51 of the Data Protection Act and recommends that all services should be subject to a privacy impact assessment - which includes public consultation.
The London Borough of Lewisham and partner, NSL, wish to understand your views so they can be included in our privacy impact assessment.
The consultation is now open and runs to 15 February 2019.
A copy of this notice is available to members of the public on request.
Email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at:
ELC PIA Consultation (Lewisham) DPO
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