Public Consultation – Privacy Impact Assessment
Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video Cameras
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council wants to tackle enviro-crime such as littering, spitting, dog fouling and other antisocial behaviour to ensure that the places where we live and work are clean and safe. The council is taking a targeted approach to environmental enforcement that will see uniformed Environmental Enforcement Officers (EEOs) encourage members of the public to comply with relevant environmental regulations. The new team will also support local awareness and community initiatives and other targeted joint enforcement operations to encourage behavioural change and social responsibility in all areas of the borough. To help achieve this Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, and service partner NSL, are to equip EEOs 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.
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.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council 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 23rd November 2016. A copy of this notice is available to members of the public on request.
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NBBC PIA Consultation