CCTV System overview 2.1 The CCTV system is owned by the University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG2 2RD and managed by the University and its appointed agents. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 the University of Nottingham is the ‘data controller’ for the images produced by the CCTV system. 2.3 The CCTV system operates across the University’s academic, administrative and residential sites. Pdf University of Nottingham CCTV Policy 1 within buildings and externally in vulnerable public facing areas. Purposes of the CCTV system 3.1 The principal purposes of the University’s CCTV system are as follows: – for the prevention, reduction, detection and investigation of crime and other incidents; – to ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors; – to assist in the investigation of suspected breaches of University regulations by staff or students; and – the monitoring and enforcement of traffic related matters. 3.2 The CCTV system will be used to observe the University’s campuses and areas under surveillance in order to identify incidents requiring a response. 3.3 The University seeks to operate its CCTV system in a manner that is consistent with respect for the individual’s privacy. University of Nottingham CCTV Policy 2 4.2 Images are recorded centrally on servers located securely in the University of Nottingham Data Centre and are viewable in Security Service areas by all Security staff. 4.4 All images recorded by the CCTV System remain the property and copyright of the University.
Compliance with Data Protection Legislation 5.1 In its administration of its CCTV system, the University complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. University of Nottingham CCTV Policy 2 6.7 Where a suspicion of misconduct arises and at the formal request of the Investigating Officer or HR Manager/Advisor, the Head of Security may provide access to CCTV images for use in staff disciplinary cases. Monitoring Compliance 9.1 All staff involved in the operation of the University’s CCTV System will be made aware of this policy and will only be authorised to use the CCTV System in a way that is consistent with the purposes and procedures contained therein.
Data Protection Commission
A data controller needs to be able to justify the obtaining and use of personal data by means of a CCTV system. The use of CCTV systems in other circumstances – for example, to constantly monitor employees, customers or students – can be more difficult to justify and could involve a breach of the Data Protection Acts. Section 2D of the Acts requires that certain essential information is supplied to a data subject before any personal data are recorded. In general, An Garda Síochána making a request to simply view footage on the premises of a data controller or processor would not raise any specific concerns from a data protection perspective. Where images of parties other than the requesting data subject appear on the CCTV footage the onus lies on the data controller to pixelate or otherwise redact or darken out the images of those other parties before supplying a copy of the footage or stills from the footage to the requestor.
Where a data controller chooses to use technology to process personal data, such as a CCTV system to capture and record images of living individuals, they are obliged to shoulder the data protection obligations which the law places on them for such data processing. In short, where a data controller uses a CCTV system to process personal data, its takes on and is obliged to comply with all associated data protection obligations. As data processors, they operate under the instruction of data controllers. Sections 2(2) and 2C of the Data Protection Acts place a number of obligations on data processors. Section 16 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003 requires that certain data processors must have an entry in the public register maintained by the Data Protection Commissioner.
It should be noted that recording of a public space, even partially, or when recording is directed outwards from the private setting, it may not be regarded as a ‘personal or household’ activity for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, and this may have immediate and particular interest to drone operators and data controllers. CASE STUDY 3/07- Inappropriate use of CCTV footage by Leisure Club.CASE STUDY 6/07- Data Controller breaches Data Protection Law in regard to covert use of CCTV footage.
CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots
Police and politicians joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters. The role of police and some local Buddhist politicians in the Islamophobia rampage points to the depth of the problem that Muslims face in Sri Lanka. It also shows that the government has no control over some of its police and security personnel, and that the violence was more than a spontaneous outbreak fueled by fringe Buddhist fighters and hate-speech spread on social media. Victims and witnesses, whose accounts were partly backed by CCTV footage seen by Reuters, described members of an elite paramilitary police unit, the Special Task Force, assaulting a Muslim imam and leaders. An excerpt of CCTV footage from the first day of attacks, reviewed by Reuters, showed police letting a large group of men through the cordon protecting the Noor Jummah mosque in Digana, a Kandy township.
Islamophobia has surged in Sri Lanka since 2009, when a long civil war against Tamil fighters was brutally ended by Rajapaksa, amid charges by a United Nations panel of experts of human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings by the military and STF. As in Myanmar, from where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled an army crackdown in recent months, Buddhist hardliners in Sri Lanka have argued that Islam is a threat to the Buddhist way of life. The police assaulted worshippers with batons, according to Ramees, the imam. CCTV footage shows police in riot gear striking Ramees and another scholar, M S M Nizam, four times with batons. A local Buddhist monk, Gerendigala Chanda Wimala, told Reuters he saw the men being manhandled by police and successfully demanded their release.
At about the same time, a local Muslim politician, Abdul Saleem Mohamad Fazil, and a friend, Mohamad Faizal, were also attacked by members of the elite police unit, according to the victims and a witness, Father Christy Paul, the prelate at Digana’s Catholic church. Father Christy said he heard the men’s screams and saw the police hitting them with batons. Police say they have arrested more than 300 people involved in the riots.