CCTV privacy impact assessments

CCTV throughout North Somerset undergoes an annual privacy impact assessment. The assessment makes sure that CCTV systems are being operated in accordance with the current legislation surrounding data protection. We also make sure they remain fit for the original purpose for which they were installed.

2020 assessment

General Data Protection Impact Privacy Assessments on all public space surveillance cameras were carried out on 10 November 2020.

The assessment determined that:

  • one camera (Station Road Car Park Nailsea) was not fulfilling its original/intended purpose
  • a second camera (Nailsea High Street) will be covered by re-positioning another CCTV camera in Link Road

Both cameras have been removed. All other CCTV cameras within the system are found to be fulling their original purpose and will remain in place.

CCTV did not receive any complaints between the last assessment and 10 November 2020.

CCTV continues to hold the National Security Inspectorate's Certificate of Compliance following its yearly audit.

Viewing assessments

Full details of the assessments can be viewed on request.

CCTV control room manager