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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50066908
  • Date: 10 April 2006
  • Public Authority: Bristol North NHS Primary Care Trust
  • Summary: The complainants requested a copy of CCTV footage relating to an alleged incident of vandalism in one of the PCT's car parks. The trust refused access to the information under section 40 of the Act, stating that it was personal data and release would breach the data protection principles. The Commissioner then investigated the nature and purpose of the CCTV cameras involved and reviewed the CCTV footage itself. Having done this, it was decided that the images were personal data and their disclosure would breach the first data protection principle, and so the exemption applied was held to be valid. As a result the Decision Notice does not identify any steps to be taken; however, when first refusing the complainants' request for information the PCT did not respond within 20 working days, and the Commissioner has therefore found that this breached section 10 of the Act.
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