NWAS utilises surveillance cameras (CCTV and Body Worn Cameras) in and around the trust’s sites, on our emergency vehicles as well as body worn cameras being trialled by operational crews.
The purpose for collection of CCTV and body worn camera images is in order to:
- Protect staff, patients, visitors and Trust property;
- Apprehend and prosecute offenders and provide evidence to take criminal or civil action in the courts;
- Provide a deterrent and reduce unlawful activity;
- Help provide a safer environment for our staff;
- Assist with the verification of claims.
Our legal basis for processing this information is as follows:
- CCTV in and around the Trust’s sites: The purpose of the CCTV is for prevention and detection of crime with the aim of reducing the overall level of crime and assisting with accident management, theft, fraud, property damage or violence which affect NWAS and its stakeholders (Article 6(1)(f): Legitimate interest);
- CCTV on the back of vehicles: Preventing and investigating crime or assisting with road traffic collision investigations. The cameras are used to maintain the public purse as part of insurance claims (Article 6(1)(e) Public Task);
- Body worn cameras: The purpose of the recording is to safeguard staff, patients, and the public during violent and aggressive or anti-social behaviour incidents and provide evidence where required (Article 6(1)(e) Public Task).