NO CCTV - Camera locations
Selected camera locations
Click on the links below to view camera locations:
- Birminham 'Project Champion' cameras (Now being removed after a successfull campaign)
- Oxford "congestion" ANPR cameras.
CCTV Treasure Hunt - citizen led mapping
The CCTV Treasure Hunt is an interactive game both on-line and on-the-ground that aims to map the UK’s camera surveillance network.
( More info at http://www.no-cctv.org.uk/blog/play_the_cctv_treasure_hunt.htm )
Freedom of Information Requests
The location of surveillance cameras can be requested from local councils via the Freedom of Information Act. Several requests that have been made are available online at the What Do They Know website, where new requests can also be made.
The National CCTV Strategy Programme Board (the body that implements the National CCTV Strategy) raised objections to having to supply cameras locations for Freedom of Information requests at an April 2009 meeting. At a July 2009 meeting clarification was given by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), the ICO referred to guidance with regards to Section 31 exemptions  and stated that:
When it comes to responding to requests for information about the exact location of CCTV cameras, the onus will be on each local authority to decide whether releasing the information would prejudice, or would be likely to prejudice, the prevention or detection of crime.
The ICO also points out that refusal to disclose can be challenged:
decisions made not to disclose the information are open to challenge. Applicants can ask the ICO to review the decision and ultimately this could be a matter for the courts.
- [ 1] National CCTV Strategy Programme Board Minutes April 2009
- [ 2] National CCTV Strategy Programme Board Minutes July 2009
- [ 3] ICO Law Enforcement FOI Exemption guidance