1 April 2019

We have installed CCTV systems in some of our premises used by members of the public, for the purposes of public and staff safety and crime prevention and detection. CCTV is also installed on the outside of some of our buildings for the purposes of monitoring building security and crime prevention and detection.

They are installed in our recycling sites for the purposes of public and staff safety, crime prevention and detection, and the abuse of council policies. They are installed on highways for the purpose of monitoring traffic on a permanent or temporary basis. In all locations, signs are displayed notifying you that CCTV is in operation and providing details of who to contact for further information about the scheme.

Images captured by CCTV will not be kept for longer than necessary. However, on occasions there may be a need to keep images for longer, for example where a crime is being investigated.

You have the right to see CCTV images of yourself and be provided with a copy of the images.

Body Worn Cameras incorporating audio recording are being used by Civil Enforcement Officers when necessary for operational purposes.

 

The aim of the technology is to:

  • promote the safety of the Officers
  • reduce the potential number of confrontational situations experienced by Officers
  • reduce potential escalation of incidents
  • augment opportunities for evidence capture

You have the right to see images/audio recording of yourself in accordance with the Data Protection Act and be provided with a copy of the images.

We will only disclose images and audio to other authorised bodies who intend to use it for the purposes stated above. Images and audio will not be released to the media for entertainment purposes or placed on the internet for public viewing.

We operate CCTV and disclose in accordance with the codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner and the Home Office.

 

Where can I get advice?

For independent advice regarding the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice contact:

 

Surveillance Camera Commissioner

2 Marsham Street 1st Floor,

Peel London

SW1P 4DF

 

If you have any worries or questions about how your personal information is handled please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@wrexham.gov.uk or by calling 01978 292000.

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745

if you prefer to use a national rate number.

 

Alternatively, visit ico.org.uk or email casework@ico.org.uk.