CCTV service privacy notice

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the Council’s primary privacy notice.

This notice provides additional privacy information for:

  • People accessing the CCTV Service
  • Partners working with Trafford Council


We collect, or obtain your personal information through the use of an observational CCTV system for the following purpose(s):

  • Providing the Police and the Council with evidence to take criminal and civil action in the Courts;
  • Reducing the fear of crime and providing reassurance to the public;
  • Providing assistance in the detection and prevention of crime (including countering terrorism);
  • Assisting with the maintenance of public order;
  • Deterring or reducing the incidence of vandalism, graffiti, and other environmental crime;
  • Deterring persons from committing crimes and to enhance the opportunities for detecting those who do;
  • Improving the safety and security of residents, visitors and the business community;
  • Discouraging anti-social behaviour including alcohol and drug-related elements;
  • Assisting aspects of Town Centre Management.
  • To assist in Traffic Management
  • To assist in monitoring any Emergency Planning Operations

Categories of personal data

In order to carry out these purposes we collect and obtain:

  • Video images/recordings of persons in public spaces
  • Images of vehicles including registration numbers

Special category personal data is not captured deliberately, however, cameras may incidentally record information which falls within these categories.

Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing your personal information is contained within S163 of the Criminal Justice and Public order Act 1994 and S17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Our lawful basis for processing your personal data may be either:

  • that it is necessary to meet a legal obligation;
  • that it is necessary to perform tasks in the public interest; or
  • that we have a legitimate interest in processing this information.

Our basis for processing special category personal data, if we do so, is that there is a substantial public interest in processing this information, for the purposes of detecting and preventing crime

Information sharing/recipients

We may share personal information about you with the following types of organisations: The Police, Legal Profession and Insurers.

The reason for keeping this data is for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. We will share images with the Police, Fire Service, Legal Profession, partner agency and local authority staff, Town Centre Partnership and Pub Watch.

We will not normally share images with organisations other than our partner organisations; however, there may be certain circumstances where we would share without consent such as where we are required to do so by law, to safeguard public safety, and in risk of harm or emergency situations. Only the minimum information for the purpose will be shared.

As well as information collected directly from you, we also obtain or receive information from:

The Police, Town Centre Partnership, members of the public and Pub Watch.

Automated decisions

All the decisions we make about you involve human intervention and are not automated.

Data retention/criteria

We will only keep your personal information for as long as the law specifies or where the law does not specify this, for the length of time determined by our business requirements.

Images may be retained on occasion for a longer period, for example where a crime is being investigated.

Rights of individuals

You have the right to:

  • to be informed about how we use your data
  • to access a copy of your data that we process
  • to have your data that we process rectified or corrected
  • to restrict our processing of your personal data
  • to object to the use of your data
  • to have your personal data erased
  • to request the transfer of your information to you or another organisation
  • to object to fully automated decision making

However some of these rights are subject to exceptions.

You also have the right to contact our Data Protection Officer by writing to and can raise any concern with us.

You can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner if you are unhappy with how the Council has processed your data.

If you wish to complain to the Information Commissioner, the contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Updates (notice)

We may update or revise this Privacy Notice at any time so please refer back to this page for the most up-to-date version.

This page was last modified: Thursday 8 December 2022 17:42