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?
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?
Q.5.e.3 When will it be rectified?
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.