CCTV Surveillance Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how and why the Redcar and Cleveland Council Public Space CCTV department processes your personal data. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice.


Who are we? 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a registered data controller and will collect and use CCTV information in accordance with the data protection articles within UK General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Council has appointed a Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:

Data Protection Officer
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT 

You can contact the team by emailing or by calling 01642 444573.

What personal information do we collect?

The Council uses CCTV systems that collect, store, and use static or moving images of individuals located in the surveillance area. The location of the Council’s CCTV systems are as follows:

  • Public space CCTV situated throughout the borough on housing estates industrial estates and town centres
  • Inside and outside some of our premises used by members of the public
  • At our recycling sites
  • Highways
  • Body Worn Videos, including audio recording, used by our Civil Parking Enforcement Officers

Why do we collect your personal information? 

CCTV recordings are used for public safety interests and the prevention and detection of crime, apprehension and prosecution of offenders and for legal proceedings.

Recordings also provide enforcement agencies with evidence of criminal activity, for formal actions including prosecutions in court and identification of offenders in investigations.

These recordings contain images of the public going about their daily business as well as offenders, persons wanted and missing.

On occasions where RIPA applies, this may include targeted footage of private property.

The Council operates CCTV for the following reasons:

  • prevention and detection of crime
  • apprehension and/or prosecution of offenders
  • safety and security of the general community
  • assisting with traffic management.

Who do we share this information with?

We may require or be permitted, under data protection legislation, to disclose your personal data without your explicit consent, for example if we have a legal obligation to do so, such as for:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fraud investigations
  • Regulation and licensing
  • Criminal prosecutions
  • Court Proceedings

How long do we keep your information for?

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

What is our lawful basis for processing your information?

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council relies on the following lawful basis to process your personal data:

  • UK GDPR Article 6(1)(e) – Processing is necessary for the Council to perform a task in the public interest to prevent and detect crime and to ensure and maintain public safety and security

Where special category data is processed, the legal basis is:

  • UK GPPR Article 9(2)(g): processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.

The relevant basis in UK law with regards to processing in the public interest is set out in section 10(3) of the DPA 2018. This means that we're required to meet one of the 23 specific substantial public interest conditions set out in Schedule 1. The substantial public interest condition is one or more of the following:

  • Sch 1 para 7: Administration of justice
  • Sch 1 para 10: Preventing or detecting unlawful acts
  • Sch 1 para 11: Protecting the public
  • Sch 1 para 20: Insurance

Where personal data relating to criminal allegations or offences is processed, this will be carried out only where authorised under UK law in compliance with GDPR Article 10 and will meet one or more of the following conditions set out Schedule 1, Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018:

  • Sch 1 para 33: Legal Claims
  • Sch 1 para 36: Substantial Public Interest
  • Sch 1 para 37: Insurance Claims

The lawful basis for processing is also contained in the following legislation:

  • Section 163 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994;
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998;
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012;
  • Police and criminal evidence act 1984; and
  • Criminal Procedure and Investigation Act 1996 or the Regulation ofInvestigatory Powers Act 2000.

Your Rights

You have a number of rights that you may exercise in relation to your personal data. Some of the rights do not apply automatically and may not be available in certain circumstances where a lawful exception applies. 

You have a right to access your personal data. You can request a copy of personal data that we hold about you and ask us to explain how we use your data. 

You have a right to object to processing of your personal data. You have an absolute right to stop your data being used for direct marketing. In other cases where the right to object applies, we may be able to continue using your data if we have a compelling reason for doing so. 

If we are relying on consent as the lawful basis to process your data you can withdraw your consent at any time, and we will stop further processing. 

You have a right to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data. 

You have a right to have your personal data erased, if we no longer have a legitimate use for it. This right is sometimes called the ‘right to be forgotten’. 

You have a right to rectification of your personal data if the information we hold in relation to you is inaccurate or incomplete. 

You have a right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal or similarly significant effects. You can request human intervention or challenge any solely automated decision-making that significantly affects you. 

If you would like to request access to your personal data or exercise any of your other data protection rights, please contact the Information Governance Team:

Information Governance 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Redcar and Cleveland House

Kirkleatham Street


TS10 1RT 


Telephone: 01642 774 774 


You can seek advice and have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is an independent body set up to uphold information rights in the UK. You can contact them through the ICO website, their helpline on 0303 123 1113, or in writing to:


Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane



SK9 5AF 


For more information about how the Council uses your data, including your privacy rights and the complaints process, please see our Corporate Privacy Notice.