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Your Data: Spaces For People CCTV

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned a supplier to install temporary CCTV cameras across the City. 

This is in order to:

  • assess and monitor the temporary changes which have been made to city public space, 
  • to establish how the levels of people walking and cycling have changed as a result of the COVID-19 situation, 
  • to ensure that people are able to use any new infrastructure safely and to establish if any changes need to be made.

The primary purpose of the cameras is to record numbers of people or vehicles passing through a space, the direction of travel, whether people are able to socially distance whilst moving through a space and to establish if any barriers exist to enable social distancing. Any images produced will not be of a sufficient quality to identify faces or number plates which minimises the risk of being able to identify a person through personal data. This level of detail is sufficient for the purposes of this project.  

The cameras are installed, securely fixed, and managed by the supplier. The data will be analysed in-house by the supplier and the Council will receive a monthly report which will not contain images.

We may share personal data with law enforcement agencies/third parties where we are required to do so by law or have a legal purpose to do so.

A Data Protection Impact Assessment has been carried out for this project.

How long we keep your information for

In accordance with the Council’s internal policies, the supplier will retain CCTV images for a period of up to 30 calendar days. In some instances a longer retention may be required where a law enforcement body is investigating a crime as part of an active investigation. In this instance a new retention date will be fixed for the footage.

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See the Your data page more information about all the rights you have, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly.

Our legal basis

Although the data being collected and processed by the Supplier, Aberdeen City Council, having commissioned the Supplier to undertake the data collection in a predetermined number of sites, is the Data Controller for the information collected by these temporary CCTV Cameras. Wherever we are responsible for the processing personal information we need to make sure we have a legal basis in data protection law.

Please see the table below for details of our legal bases for processing activities.

Data processing activity Purpose Legal basis Where we get our legal basis from
Collection of footage and images, which may include special category data and/or criminal activity.
 

To reduce and prevent crime, to investigate and detect crime and to promote public health, safety and wellbeing.

To manage and maintain roads and to promote efficient, convenient, and safe movement of traffic.
 


Article 6(1)(e)
Undertaking our public tasks as a Local Authority

Article 9(2)(g)
The activity is substantially in the public interest

Article 10
Exercising our functions as a Local Authority in relation to criminal activity
 

The Community Empowerment Act 2015

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, sections 2, 3 and 4

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003

The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, section 122

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, section 1
The Data Protection Act 2018

Sharing footage or images with the Police and other regulatory bodies.  For the purposes of preventing or investigating crime or to aid the apprehension and prosecution of offenders Article 6(1)(e)
Undertaking our public tasks as a Local Authority
The Data Protection Act 2018 Schedule 2 Part 1 Paragraph 2
Sharing of footage or images, which may include special category data, with insurers To process insurance claims
 
Article 6(1)(e)
Undertaking our public tasks as a Local Authority
Article 9(2)(f)
Processing is necessary for legal claims
 
The Data Protection Act 2018 Schedule 1 Part 2 Paragraph 20 & Schedule 1 Part 3 Paragraph
Sharing of footage or images with Fire and Rescue Services To promote public health, safety and wellbeing. Article 6(1)(e)
Undertaking our public tasks as a Local Authority


The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, sections 2, 3 and 4

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003


 

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