Dear Sussex Police,

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

Sussex Police

Date: 07/03/2019

Your Ref:  Freedom of Information request - Cctv laws and policy     

Our Ref: FOI 316.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Sarah,

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FOI

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Dear Sussex Police,

The attached document did not help me understand what law allows the police to record bathroom usage and it also didn’t help me understand how you comply with the information commissioner guides on cctv which can be found here https://ico.org.uk/media/1542/cctv-code-...

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Beth