Decision Maker: Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The action sheet arising from the meeting of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee held on 19th November, 2019 was submitted, whereupon:-
A request was made for Members to view the quality of the images produced by the new CCTV system. The Head of Partnerships and Governance advised that this could be arranged as long as the relevant legal and data protection processes had been be followed.
Another Member referred to a visit arranged for Members to the call centre in Newport who at that time operated CCTV for the Authority. The visit allowed Members to have sight of the quality and images from all areas of the Borough. The Member recognised the need for legal and data protection check, however he advised that Elected Members are subject to confidentiality pledges when they are elected and therefore felt that Members could be trusted to view images.
The Chief Officer Resources stated that there was not an issue with trust, however due to data protection laws individuals were permitted to have their information protected. The Chief Officer added that the images were not ‘live streaming’ and could no longer be viewed at a call centre, therefore the recording would need to be downloaded to a DVD and any individuals in the footage would need to be pixilated out by IT officers before it was viewed. The Chief Officer agreed to give consideration to the request to ascertain what could be provided to Members.
This course of action was AGREED.
The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the action sheet be noted.
Report author: Liz Thomas
Publication date: 13/07/2020
Date of decision: 05/12/2019
Decided at meeting: 05/12/2019 - Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee