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Highway CCTV and ANPR Privacy Notice

Our statutory duties

We operate Highway CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera systems. This is to assist with statutory duties defined in the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Duties included are;

  • management of origin-destination vehicle journeys to help improve the road network
  • real time traffic monitoring and road networking management
  • monitoring journey times to improve traffic flows
  • to assist in traffic management
  • to encourage safer and more sustainable use of multi-model transport
  • to provide travel information to the media and public
  • to provide evidence to confirm or refute compensation claims made against the Council
  • the detection and prevention of crime (including criminal enforcement)

You can find more information in the following documents

Who we share your information with

We don't share or sell this information with any other organisation outside of those listed within the Code of Practice. Nor is this information used for marketing purposes.

The Data Protection Act 2018 allows the disclosure of CCTV and ANPR data to the police.

We may disclose data in response to requests from the police and other statutory law enforcement agencies. We deal with each request with on a case-by-case basis. This is to ensure that any such disclosure is lawful and in accordance to the Data Protection Act 2018.

We do not store or share data as part of ANPR enabled sign operation (see ANPR Enabled Electronic Signs: Code of Practice).

How we look after your data

Data is encoded and stored at the point of capture by the CCTV or ANPR devise. We hold it for 3 months at most within the devise SD card or external hard drive. If we extract data we will store and share it via government approved secure connections.



How long data will be stored


Footage required for personal injury claims

Stored for maximum 3 years

Footage required for property damage claims

Stored for maximum 3 years

Footage required for criminal investigations

Stored for as long as the police require it to be held


Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system. For the purposes of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Stored for maximum 5 years

ANPR Enabled Electronic Signs

No ANPR/personal data retained that can be used to identify an individual

No ANPR/personal data retained


Access to your information is only given to authorised members of staff. It will only be accessed for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice.

The Data Controller for all the information you provide is Cornwall Council.


New County Hall
Treyew Road

Data protection registration number: Z1745294.

Your data rights

Your personal information belongs to you and you have the right to:

  • know how we will process it
  • request a copy of what we hold about you
  • have it amended if it’s incorrect or incomplete
  • have it deleted (where we do not have a legal need to keep it
  • restrict how we process it
  • object to us using it for marketing or research purposes
  • object to us using it in relation to a legal task or in the exercise of an official authority

If you want to access any information we hold about you or have concerns about the way we have processed your information, please contact;

Data Protection Officer
Cornwall Council
County Hall

Tel: 01872 326424


We would prefer any complaints to come to us so that we have the opportunity to see if we can put things right. If you are unhappy with the way we have processed your information you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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