Public Consultation for Body Worn Video Cameras in Manchester


Public Consultation – Privacy Impact Assessment
Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video Cameras

Manchester City Council wants to improve travel for everybody, whether pedestrians, cyclists, bus passengers, car or lorry drivers. Civil Enforcement Officers are vital to keep traffic flowing safely and the transport network at its most efficient for all motorists. To help manage traffic, including on and off Street parking restrictions and bus lanes, Manchester City Council and service partner NSL, are to equip Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video Cameras.

Body Worn Video Cameras

Mounted on the chest or head these devices capture video and audio. They are activated by the officer when an offence has occurred or in situations where a recording may help improve 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 90 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 and have been shown to support staff in difficult situations and ensure a positive outcome for all.

Consultation

Privacy by Design is 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.

Manchester City Council and partner NSL wish to understand your views so they can be included in our privacy impact assessment. A copy of this notice is available to members of the public on request.

Email your comments to:

dataprotection@nsl.co.uk

Write to us at:

MCC PIA Consultation

Level 4

Westgate House

London

W5 1YY