Privacy notice – Surveillance cameras, including CCTV

Overview

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 not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

How long will your information be kept for?

Footage will be kept for 14 days and then deleted under normal circumstances.

Footage will be kept for as long as necessary and required by law if it is for:

  • the prevention or detection of crime
  • the apprehension or prosecution of offenders
  • or at the request of the data subject.

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.

Your rights

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.

How to find out more or complain

Should you have any further queries on the uses of your information, please speak directly to our service:

Libraries

Email: Library Admin Team
Post: Library Admin Team
Unit D, Ropemaker Park
Diplocks Way
Hailsham BN27 3GU

Trading Standards

Email: Trading Standards
Phone: 0345 60 80 197

Council Property

Email: Property Help Desk

Complaints

To complain about the use of your information, please contact our Customer Services Team or our Data Protection Officer.

Further information on making a complaint.

You can also contact the ICO for further information or to make a complaint:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.

Email ICO

Report a concern on the ICO website