CCTV

Michael Traill made this Freedom of Information request to Lothian Buses Limited

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Waiting for an internal review by Lothian Buses Limited of their handling of this request.

Michael Traill

Dear Lothian Buses PLC,

The following request for information is made in accordance with
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

I would like to know on how many occassions Lothian and Borders Police have carried out viewings of Lothian Buses CCTV footge, how many times they have requested stills be printed and how many times they have asked for footage to be downloaded onto video tape or disk. I also want to know on how many occassions a recording unit has been removed by the Police to their own facility to copy/download footage. I also want to know on how many occassions Lothian and Borders Police staff or contractors have attended Lothian buses and carried out their own copy/download of CCTV footage.

I requested the information to be broken down by month for all years that this information is held.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Traill

Lothian Buses,

Thank you for your email. Our Customer Services Department will attend to your comments and issue you with a full reply, if required. No reply will be given to emails deemed inappropriate or abusive.

Lothian Buses
55 Annandale Street
Edinburgh
EH7 4AZ
0131 554 4494

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Ryan, Steve, Lothian Buses Limited

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Dear Mr. Traill,

I refer to the Freedom Of Information request set out in your e-mail dated
7th July (copy below).

Please see the attached response.

sincerely,

Stephen Ryan

Commercial Manager

Lothian Buses

55 Annandale Street

EDINBURGH

EH7 4AZ

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Michael Traill

Dear Lothian Buses PLC,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Lothian Buses PLC's handling of my FOI request 'CCTV'.

In responding to my request for information Lothian Buses staff have trawled through their records held not in relation to this foisa request for information in order to retrieve my postal address, which was then used within their response. The response was then posted on the internet thereby divulging my personal information to the world.

I thereby request that the handling of this request for information is carried out.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cc...

It should be noted that this matter may be the subject of a formal complaint in its own right, outwith FOISA provisions at a later date.

In responding to this internal review request I ask that you do so online giving due diligance to your responsibilies in dealing with personal information.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Traill

Lothian Buses,

Thank you for your email. Our Customer Services Department will attend to your comments and issue you with a full reply, if required. No reply will be given to emails deemed inappropriate or abusive.

Lothian Buses
55 Annandale Street
Edinburgh
EH7 4AZ
0131 554 4494

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Some further info Lothian Buses CCTV taken from another FOISA request for information:

The situation with regard to the CCTV installed on our bus fleet is as
follows.

Six Hundred and Sixteen (616) of our buses are fitted with CCTV equipment
and of that number Three Hundred and Forty-One (341) are capable of
recording sound. The sound recording facility on buses which are so
equipped is limited to a single directional microphone in the driver's cab
area. There is no sound recording capability in any other part of the
vehicle.

The manufacturer of our CCTV equipment is -

LOOK CCTV

Unit 4

Wyrefields

POULTON-LE-FYLDE

Lancashire

FY6 8JX

The length of time which footage may be "kept" varies. Ours is a digital
system where the footage is stored on a demountable hard disk. When a
disk is full, the earliest footage on it is simply written over. The
length of time taken to fill a disk will depend on the number of cameras
on a particular vehicle and the number of hours which that bus operates
- some buses may operate for four hours on a particular day while other
buses in the fleet can operate for up to eighteen hours in a day. The
period of operation for each bus is different every day. In general, the
longest period for which footage is likely to remain accessible is seven
days.

We do not routinely examine CCTV footage, it is simply consulted when a
particular accident, incident or complaint requires investigation. Where
CCTV evidence is requested in relation to a Police investigation, we pass
a copy of the required footage to the investigating officers. That is the
end of our involvement, we do not retain a copy ourselves.