This privacy notice covers images and or recordings of individuals captured by the Council’s close-circuit television and surveillance devices.
East Sussex County Council takes data protection seriously. Please be assured that your information will be used
appropriately in line with data protection legislation, will be stored securely and will not be processed unless
the requirements for fair and lawful processing can be met.
What information is being used?
Images and recordings captured by our closed-circuit television or video surveillance devices.
How will your information be used?
Information collected as part of surveillance camera footage is used for the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of crime.
We aim to maintain high standards, adopt best practice for our record keeping and regularly check and report
on how we are doing. Your information is never sold for direct marketing purposes.
Our staff are trained to handle your information correctly and protect your confidentiality and privacy.
Your information is processed in the UK or in a country with an adequacy agreement with the UK.
What is the legal basis for processing your information?
Unless otherwise stated, information collected via the use of close-circuit television and surveillance cameras will only be used for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crime.
How long will your information be kept for?
Footage will be kept for a minimum of 14 days and then deleted according to applicable retention periods (usually up to 30 days).
Footage will only be kept for as long as necessary and as required by law.
Sharing your information
Information may be shared with law enforcement agencies for the prevention or detection of crime, and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
Any sharing of personal data is always done:
- on case-by-case basis
- using the minimum personal data necessary
- with the appropriate security controls in place
- in line with legislation.
Information is only shared with those agencies and bodies who have a "need to know" or where you have consented to
the sharing of your personal data to such persons.
We may use the information we hold about you to assist in the detection and prevention of crime or fraud.
We may also share this information with other bodies that inspect and manage public funds.
Under data protection legislation, you have the right:
- to be informed why, where and how we use your information
- to ask for access to your information
- to ask for your information to be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete
- to ask for your information to be deleted or removed where there is no need for us to continue processing it
- to ask us to restrict the use of your information
- to ask us to copy or transfer your information from one IT system to another in a safe and secure way, without impacting the quality of the information
- to object to how your information is used
- to challenge any decisions made without human intervention (automated decision making)
Please visit data subject rights for further details.