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Privacy Notice: body worn video cameras

About us

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (the Council), Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF, 01493 856100, is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR).

How we use your data

We will use your personal information for the purposes of:

  • protecting the Council's employees and local residents by reducing incidents of violence and aggression to our employees, contractors, visitors, and members of the public
  • supporting the police in detecting and reducing crime
  • assisting in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting offenders
  • ensuring that enforcement activities are carried out transparently

The processing of this information is necessary for the Council to comply with its duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This requires an employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees - specifically the use is to reduce the risk of violence and aggression to employees - or to enable the performance of a task in the public interest or for official functions which have a clear base in law, specifically while working as a local authority carrying out the following tasks:

  • Civil Enforcement
  • Property Inspection
  • Environmental Ranger activity
  • Market Inspection/Surveying
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Community Caretaking, Estate Services and Environmental Crime

Your data will be used only for these specific purposes. Your details will be shared with the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk (BCKLWN), who will undertake monitoring and processing of the data on behalf of Great Yarmouth Borough Council. In instances where we are required to by law we will also share data with enforcement bodies such as the police - for example, where required to by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

Your information will be kept strictly confidential. The cameras are encrypted and data from them will be downloaded onto a secure and encrypted system with access control within Council premises. It will be transferred securely to BCKLWN secure control centre and access will only be available to members of staff whose role requires them to have access to such data.

How long we hold your data

Your personal information is required to be kept for 90 days unless it is required for an investigation, at which point it will be held until the investigation and any subsequent prosecution are completed. We will review dates for keeping personal data in the future and if necessary update these privacy notices.

Your rights

You have a number or rights available to you, including the potential right to see copies of all the data held about you, to ask for it to be corrected or deleted, to request the Council to restrict what it does with your data in certain circumstances, to object to what the Council may do with your data, and to data portability.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and there are circumstances where they do not apply or the Council may override these rights, however, if this is the case you will be informed of this.

Further information

If you want more information you may contact the Council's Data Protection Officer at or telephone the Council on 01493 846325 and ask to speak to the Data Protection Officer. If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent Information Commissioner at:

Last modified on 23 November 2022

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