CCTV Privacy Notice

Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) Bassetlaw District Council, Queen’s Building, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH is a Data Controller for the information it holds about you. CCTV recordings are used in the interest of public safety, and for the prevention and detection of crime. The Council’s obligation and basis to process this type of personal information is Public Task.

Information we collect about you

We collect the following types of personal information during our processing:

  • Video images/recordings of people in public spaces over 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Use of your personal data

We are collecting your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To help reduce the fear of crime
  • To help deter crime and detect crime
  • To assist in the overall management of Worksop and Retford Town Centres, and the wider Bassetlaw district.
  • To enhance community safety, boost the economy and encourage greater use of the town centre/shopping areas, etc.
  • To enhance the safety of staff and the public.
  • To assist the Local Authority in its enforcement and regulatory functions within the Bassetlaw district.
  • To assist with traffic management
  • To assist in supporting civil proceedings help detect crime, and
  • To assist in the safety and wellbeing of the public.

Why we are allowed to use your information

We are allowed to process your information for the following purposes:

  • For the interest of public safety
  • The prevention and detection of crime, apprehension and prosecution of offenders
  • To assist and support legal proceedings
  • Public task: the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law
  • If applicable - Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life

The lawful basis for holding and processing the data comes under:

  • Section 163 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • In certain Circumstances - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2016/Data Protection Act 2018

We also use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:

  • To deliver public services, including to understand your needs to provide the services that you request and to understand what we can do for you and inform you of other relevant services.
  • To confirm your identity to provide some services.
  • To prevent and detect fraud and corruption in the use of public funds and where necessary for the law enforcement functions.
  • To enable us to meet all legal obligations and powers including any delegated functions.

We will usually seek your consent prior to processing or sharing your information, however, if there is a legal reason, we may not require your consent, e.g. where the disclosure is necessary for the purposes of the prevention and/or detection of crime.

Sharing of your personal data

We MAY share your personal information with the following:

  • CCTV Operators
  • Internal Council Departments i.e. Community Safety, Environmental Health, Health & Safety, and Human Resources etc.
  • Police
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Ambulance Service
  • External Enforcement Bodies such as HMRC & Trading Standards etc
  • Insurance Companies

Keeping your personal data

Evidence supplied to the police and other agencies for criminal cases is retained for 3 years, however all other footage that is not used is automatically deleted off our system after 30 days.

Recorded material is not provided to members of the public or media organisations for profit, gain or commercial exploitation.

View the most recent copy of the Retention Schedule. The Retention Schedule is a Live Document and as such, is updated regularly. Read our policy and guidelines that govern how we manage our Retention Schedule.

Protecting your personal data

We are strongly committed to data security and will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the personal information that we hold.

We do not currently transfer your data to any third country or international organisation.

Research and statistics

Anonymised and pseudonymised data may be used for research and statistical purposes. Any data collected may be used for research and statistical purposes that are relevant and compatible with the purpose that the data was collected for.

Your rights

There are a number of rights that you may exercise depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data. In most cases, these rights are not absolute and there may be compelling or overriding legal reasons why we cannot meet these rights in full. This will be explained to you in more detail should you contact us for any of the reasons detailed below:

  • Request a copy of the personal information the council holds about you
  • To have any inaccuracies corrected
  • To have your personal data erased
  • To place a restriction on the council’s processing of your data
  • To object to processing and
  • To request your data to be ported (data portability)
  • To object to any automated decision-making including profiling and the right to ask for any automated decision-making to be reviewed by a human

Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, in most circumstances, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time and we will act on your instructions.

For more information about how the Council may use your data and to learn more about your rights please see the Council’s Privacy Statement.

If you have any concerns or questions about how your personal data is processed, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer at the above address or by email to If you are dissatisfied, you can then make a complaint to the Chief Executive under stage 1 of the Council’s complaints procedure.  Should you wish to pursue this further, please send your reasons in writing to the Council’s Chief Executive Officer here at Queen’s Buildings. If you remain dissatisfied with the Council’s response, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office in writing to: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephone 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745.

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 6, 2023