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CCTV - procedure for the release of tapes


Gateshead Council has installed a number of CCTV cameras in a range of public places including streets where crime is a problem. They are also installed in and around council buildings, libraries and leisure centres. The cameras have been located to prevent or detect crime and criminal activity and to protect public safety.

Members of the public may request to access or view CCTV images of them that are held on the CCTV camera tapes. Such a request is treated as a 'Subject Access Request' under the Data Protection Act 1998, a fee of £10 is payable.

To make a request you should

  1. Apply in writing, by letter or by using the CCTV request form (available be clicking on the link below).
  2. Provide full details of the person making the request, and give specific places, dates and times on which they believe their image was recorded.
  3. Provide a certified photograph to enable council staff to locate their image.
  4. Send a cheque or postal order for £10 made payable to Gateshead Council (You will shortly be able to pay for this by debit or credit card).

We may refuse the request where to disclose the images would reveal details of a third party who has not consented to the disclosure, or where the information would prejudice the prevention or detection of crime. Requests may also be refused if the information provided is insufficient or not precise enough to enable staff to find the images.

For further information about the Data Protection Act, 1998, please click on the link below or contact the Information Rights Officer.

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