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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to know the law and your policy on cctv in holding cells

Specifically, in law, what gives the police the right to record intimate
moments in the bathrooms contained within the holding cell?

Also how do you comply with CCTV guidelines set out by the
information commissioner?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Beth

Cyclops on behalf of Gary Quan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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OFFICIAL SENSITIVE

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/001538

  Date: 19/03/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Ms Beth

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/001538

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/03/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

I would like to know the law and your policy on cctv in holding cells

Specifically, in law, what gives the police the right to record intimate
moments in the bathrooms contained within the holding cell?

Also how do you comply with CCTV guidelines set out by the information
commissioner?

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Gary Quan

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Dear Miss Beth,

 

Please find attached the MPS response regarding your FOI request.

 

May I take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the MPS.

 

Kind regards

Maureen

 

Maureen McGuire | Information Manager| Strategy & Insight | Strategy &
Governance | Information Rights Unit | Met HQ | Metropolitan Police
Service | Email: [1][email address] |
Address: Information Rights Unit,12th Floor, Empress State Building,
Lillie Road, London, SW6 1SF

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