CCTV

Details:

Reference Number: 5397
Request Date: 11/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 How many ANPR cameras does your council currently operate, either in vehicles, as static cameras by the roadside, in car parks or at other locations? Please provide a breakdown of the number of static vs in-car ANPR cameras, if possible. 
A.1 One ANPR camera attached to a mobile enforcement vehicle.

Q.2 How many ANPR cameras has your council operated over the last five years (2018-2014)? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.
A.2 One ANPR camera in operation since October 2016.

Q.3 How many 'hits' have your ANPR cameras generated over the last five years? That is to say, how many times data from an ANPR camera been used for enforcement action over the last five years? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.
A.3 See table below for Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued.

Q.4 If possible, please tell me the total number of vehicle number plates scanned by your ANPR cameras in the last five years? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown.
A.4 See table below for the number of Evidence Packs generated. 

An Evidence Pack is the footage captured when the ANPR camera has scanned a VRM and believes it to be in contravention. Each Evidence Pack is reviewed and either: discarded if no contravention occurred; or progressed to the issue of a PCN.
 
Date Range No of PCNs Issued Evidence Packs
(No of VRMs scanned)
1 Oct 16 to 30 Sept 17  135 993
1 Oct 17 to 30 Sept 18  199  2340
1 Oct 18 to date (16 Jan 19) 94     897
    

                                  
                            
                      


Details:

Reference Number: 5480
Request Date: 22/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 What systems, protocols and procedures have been put in place by Northumberland County Council to ensure compliance with the requirements of GDPR and Data Protection laws in relation to CCTV cameras?
 
A.1 An annual inspection is organised by Property Services using NSI (National Security Inspectorate) approved companies (For buildings with CCTV only). CCTV is covered within our Privacy Notice, and we have a CCTV Policy in place that is GDPR compliant.  
 
Q.2 What is the frequency of inspections to monitor compliance with the requirements of GDPR and Data Protection laws in relation to CCTV cameras?
 
A.2 Annual
 
Q.3 What records are kept of these inspections?
 
A.3 Certificates are held by inspecting companies and copies sent to NCC. Annual inspection reports are inspected by NCC personnel.
 
Q.4 Are NCC employees and members encouraged  to look out for and report any problems and discrepancies with CCTV cameras when going about their daily business?
 
A.4 Site Managers should also do daily checks and report any issues to property help desk.
 
Q.5 In relation to the CCTV cameras at Mayfield Cemetery, Cramlington:
 
Q.5.a Who is the Data Controller?
 
A.5.a Northumberland County Council
 
Q.5.b When were the cameras installed?
 
A.5.b December 2017
 
Q.5.c How many times since they were installed have visits been made to monitor compliance with the requirements of GDPR and Data Protection laws?
 
A.5.c Competent company inspected and sent report in 6th November 2018. 
 
Q.5.d On what dates were these inspections carried out?
 
A.5.d 6th November 2018
 
Q.5.e The notices relating to these cameras don’t comply with the GDPR and Data Protection laws in relation to CCTV cameras in that they fail to identify the Data Controller and the failures have existed for quite some time.
 
A.5.e The signs were updated on 28th January 2019 when we received a report from a member of the public, we can confirm that these signs are now compliant. 
 
Q.5.e.1 How many reports have been made to NCC about non-compliance?
 
A.5.e.1 One from a member of the public
 
Q.5.e.2 Why hasn’t this been rectified before now?
 
A.5.e.2 N/A
 
Q.5.e.3 When will it be rectified?
 
A.5.e.3 N/A
 
Q.6 These cameras will be recording a person’s image well before they would see these notices. 
 
What plans are there to erect GDPR and Data Protection compliant notices at the entry gates to this Cemetery?
 
A.6 We have asked our contractor to inspect this site and check if the location of the sign is appropriate.


Details:

Reference Number: 7037
Request Date: 26/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     Please disclose all the roads where your council is currently considering placing a bus lane camera.

A.1     The council is not considering placing a bus lane camera on any of our roads, however, we have already approved the installation of a camera to allow enforcement of the bus lane on the C407, Laverock Hall Road, Newsham, Blyth.  Installation will commence in January 2020.