Public Consultation – Privacy Impact Assessment Body Worn Video in Northern Ireland

Traffic Attendants with Body Worn Video Cameras 

The Department for Infrastructure wants to improve travel for everybody, whether pedestrians, cyclists, bus passengers, car or lorry drivers. Traffic Attendants 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, throughout Northern Ireland, the Department for Infrastructure, and service partner NSL, are to equip Traffic Attendants 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 Traffic Attendant 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 a 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.

The Department for Infrastructure 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 until 14th May 2017. A copy of this notice is available to members of the public on request.


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Body Worn Video Cameras –PIA Consultation

Lindsay House

10 Callender Street