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Privacy Notice: CCTV use (Wherry Way)

About Us: Great Yarmouth Borough council ('Council') take your privacy very seriously and provides the following information in compliance with 'Data Protection Legislation'.  The Council are for these purposes what is known as the 'Data Controller'

'Data Protection Legislation' means the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and all other applicable or amending legislation.

How we use your information: We will use your personal data for the purposes of increasing personal safety, reducing incidents of violence and aggressive behaviour and to support the Police in reducing and detecting crime. This may include using recordings as evidence of criminal activity in court prosecutions or investigations. We may also lawfully use your data for the prevention and detection of fraud.

The Council will by way of CCTV record the personal data of individuals visiting and working at its Wherry Way offices. The lawful processing ground for this data is Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR, commonly known as public task and has a clear basis in law namely Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Public Order Act 1994, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. This is also in the public interest in reducing crime and increasing safety.

Data Sharing: Your data will be used for specific purposes as set out above although your details may be shared within the Council Housing service and with the Police where there is a lawful authority to do so, such as the prevention and detection of crime.

Your data will be kept strictly confidential and access will only be available to members of staff whose role requires them to have access to such data.  The data will be stored in a secure, access controlled system.

Retention: We will only use your data within the terms of the data protection laws. In normal circumstances your personal data will only be kept for 31 days as stated on the Council's Retention Schedule. At the end of the retention period your personal data will be automatically and securely destroyed unless required for criminal or internal proceedings, in which case it will then be deleted 31 days after it is no longer required for those purposes.

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, potentially, the right to see copies of all the data we hold 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. If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent Information Commissioner at:

Last modified on 21 January 2022

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