Falkirk Council operates a number of public realm CCTV cameras located across the Council area in partnership with Police Scotland. This notice provides details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it, and who it might be shared with.

Identity and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer

Falkirk Council is the data controller. You can contact the data protection officer at:

Data Protection Officer
The Foundry
4 Central Boulevard, Central Park

Frequently asked questions

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Why do we collect this information?

The information is being collected for the following purposes:

  1. community safety
  2. public protection
  3. the prevention and detection of crime

The legal basis for each purpose is set out below:

Legal basis Purpose
Performance of a contract  
Legal obligation  
Vital interests  
Task carried out in the public interest 1,2,3
Legitimate interests  

Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest namely to make people feel safe and keep the Falkirk Council area tidy.

What information do we collect about you?

We may monitor and record images of you and/or your vehicle in public places in the Falkirk Council area. Images from these cameras are monitored on both a live and recorded basis.

Where do we collect information from?

Images come from a number of public realm CCTV cameras located across the Falkirk Council area. Public notices are displayed where these cameras are located. Cameras are clearly visible and surveillance is general in nature and includes:

  • Live and recorded images within public spaces across the Falkirk Council area; and
  • CCTV images may capture your face and your vehicle.

Who might we share your information with?

Police Scotland may have access to these images, but only by making a formal request.

Will we send your information outwith the UK?

The information we monitor/record will not be sent outwith the UK unless a valid request is made from a foreign law enforcement agency.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

Any retained images will kept securely for a maximum of 1 month for images held within the monitoring system and in any other format for a maximum of 3 months. Any access registers will also be retained securely for a maximum of 3 months.

What are my rights in relation to the information held about me?

You have the following rights:

  • To see any information held about you by making a subject access request.
  • To withdraw consent at any time, where the legal basis for processing is consent.
  • To data portability, where the legal basis for processing is (i) consent or (ii) performance of a contract.
  • To request rectification or erasure of your information, where data protection legislation allows this.

Do I have a right to complain about the way information has been used?

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, please let us know and we will try to resolve this. If you are still concerned, you can contact the Information Commissioner:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
or if you prefer to use a national rate number:

Do I have to provide my personal data to you?

We cannot prevent your image being captured if you are in public places which are covered by a CCTV camera.

Do you use any automated processes to make decisions about me?

We do not use automated decision making processes.

This notice was last updated in May 2018.