do SEG motorcycles have cameras front and rear are they automatic and does the rider have access to the footage

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
After a scary encounter with a armed SEG rider i would like to know if all their bikes have cameras front and rear and if so whether they are automatically on all the time and does the rider have access to the footage.
If they do who would i need to contact to request the footage. There was another 3 SEG riders behind me would i be able to request footage from all of their cameras
I have my own footage but would like to also have the theirs in case i require it at a later date
Yours faithfully,
Jason Leo

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Leo

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018010000983

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 21/01/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"After a scary encounter with a armed SEG rider i would like to know if
all their bikes have cameras front and rear and if so whether they are
automatically on all the time and does the rider have access to the
footage.
If they do who would i need to contact to request the footage. There was
another 3 SEG riders behind me would i be able to request footage from all
of their cameras I have my own footage but would like to also have the
theirs in case i require it at a later date "

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Yours sincerely

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Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Mr Leo

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018010000983

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 21/01/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

After a scary encounter with an armed SEG rider I would like to know if
all their bikes have cameras front and rear and if so whether they are
automatically on all the time and does the rider have access to the
footage.

If they do who would I need to contact to request the footage. There was
another 3 SEG riders behind me would I be able to request footage from all
of their cameras I have my own footage but would like to also have the
theirs in case i require it at a later date .

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at Royalty and Specialist Protection Command.  The searches located
information relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find below information pursuant to your request above.

With regards to your first question, Special Escort Group (SEG)
motorcycles are not equipped with cameras.  

In relation to the second part of your request, although this is no longer
applicable, as cameras are not fitted to these motorcycles, I thought it
might be helpful to advise that a Freedom of Information Act request is
not a private transaction. Both the request itself, and any information
disclosed, is considered suitable for open publication. This is because,
under Freedom of Information, any information disclosed is released into
the wider public domain, effectively to the world and not just to one
individual. Therefore, if cameras were fitted and CCTV footage was
available which related to an incident involving yourself, this would
constitute personal information.

In most cases Personal Data is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act as to confirm or deny whether personal information exists
with regards to an incident of this nature could publicly reveal
information about an individual or individuals, thereby breaching the
right to privacy afforded to persons under the Data Protection Act.
Where an individual is requesting his or her own personal data the
information is always exempt.  Such information can be requested through a
Subject Access Request.  
The most common ways of making a request is through the completion of form
3019 (available from any MPS Station, or via the link below.

https://beta.met.police.uk/request/reque...

Alternatively, individuals may call 020 7161 3500 available Mon - Fri
between 10:00 and 14:00).  Please note that proof of identification will
be required to process a request. This process may also take up to 40 days
from receipt of the completed application.  However, there are many other
ways in which specific personal data can be requested from the MPS.

As such, where an individual is requesting third party personal data the
MPS must ensure that any action taken adheres to the principles of the
Data Protection Act 1998.  To clarify, the Freedom of Information Act only
allows disclosure of personal data if that disclosure would be compliant
with the Data Protection Act.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

C. Gayle-Petrou
Information Manager

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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