London Borough of Barnet Council – Privacy Impact Assessment

Public Consultation – Privacy Impact Assessment

Civil Enforcement Officers with Body Worn Video Cameras
London Borough of Barnet wants to improve travel for everybody, whether that be pedestrians, cyclists, bus passengers, car or lorry drivers. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) play a vital role in keeping traffic flowing safely and the transport network operating at its most efficient for all motorists. To help manage traffic, including on and off-street parking restrictions, London Borough of Barnet and service partner NSL, are to equip CEOs 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 CEO when in situations where a recording may help improve safety. The data is encrypted and stored on the device (CEOs 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 (PIA) – which includes public consultation

London Borough of Barnet and NSL wish to understand your views so they can be included in the PIA.

The consultation is now open and runs to 27th August 2019. A copy of this notice is available to members of the public on request.

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ELC PIA Consultation
4th Floor
The Urban Building
Albert Street