12.3 Dash Cameras

These devices are intended for the use of security officers whilst driving a site deployed vehicle. Its primary purpose is to record evidence of accidents and road traffic law infringements. They may also be of assistance in achieving the purposes as set out in Section 6 of this document. 

Consent – due to the lawful basis of this processing, consent of the subject would not be required. 

Right to be Informed–due to the lawful basis of this processing, and that it would be impractical to give notice to the subject of the recording. The data controller’s Privacy Policy should refer to the use of dash cameras and the processing of the footage obtained using them. 

Archive Retention – Insofar as it is practical to do so, immediately following an incident, recordings should be transferred from the dash camera to a secure PC file and thereafter treated as CCTV evidence (see section 12.1). 

Data Storage – The camera must be given a controlled media URN if it has internal storage. If storage is to a portable memory card, this must bear the URN. 

Process – The issue and return of equipment should be recorded by name, date & time of the person taking custody of the vehicle.  Assuming the camera is permanently deployed within the vehicle, completion of a vehicle driver log will be adequate for this purpose. 

Destruction & Deletion – see section 9.3.