CCTV privacy notice

The Data Controller of the information being collected is Aberdeenshire Council.

The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY.


Your information is being collected to use for the following purposes:

  • The prevention, investigation and detection of crime (particularly, but not restricted to, vandalism or the theft of Council property) and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders
  • To enhance the safety of staff and the public
  • To detect and assist in taking civil enforcement proceedings against the keepers of illegally parked vehicles
  • To provide information on vehicles weights and the associated registration plate details

The legal basis for collecting the information

Task carried out in the public interest.

Your information will be shared with the following recipients or categories of recipient

Any incidents revealed will be brought to the attention of council staff responsible for the service/premises in question. This may involve making a copy of the storage media or a screen print, which may be used as evidence in any subsequent civil/criminal court proceedings or in the course of other regulatory proceedings or disciplinary hearings.

In cases of suspected criminal activity the storage media will normally be passed to the police and/or Procurator Fiscal for investigation and possible prosecution. Disclosure may also be made to other law enforcement agencies (for example Customs and Excise) and other public bodies with regulatory functions (which includes other services within the council).

The police and other law enforcement agencies may, on showing good cause, request copies of storage media or access to monitoring screens. In general such requests will be complied with.

Countries to which the data is transferred and stored

Where data is transferred abroad, details of the safeguards in place must be stated for example Privacy Shield compliant organisation, Country deemed 'Safe' by European Commission, etc.

Retention period for the data

All images will be retained for 28 days unless a different retention period has been approved in writing by the Council’s Data Protection Officer.  After this period the images are permanently deleted unless required for an ongoing issue which has been identified (for example if a crime has been observed and recorded or if the images have been retained while another subject access request is being processed). In such cases images will be retained for a long as necessary (for example until the conclusion of any criminal proceedings arising from the incident).

Please note that you have the following rights:

  • to withdraw consent at any time, where the legal basis specified above is consent
  • to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • to request access to your personal data

And also with effect from 25th May 2018:

  • to data portability, where the Legal basis specified above is consent or performance of a contract
  • to request rectification or erasure of your personal data, as so far as the legislation permits