Job titles of staff that provide recorded historical data from Wirrals cctv systems to outside agencies including Merseyside Police.

Michael Edwards made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please provide me the job titles of the staff that provide historical data held in the council's cctv control room too outside agencies including Merseyside Police.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Edwards

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Morning


Wirral Council thanks you for your request, Wirral Council is unable to
disclose this information as the Council believes that disclosure of the
information could lead to the identification of living individuals.  This
is also having regard to information we have previously released under FOI
and therefore potential further identification.  The Council has relied on
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council can
place reliance on this section when disclosure of the information
requested may breach The Data Protection Act 1998. 



The legislation specifies that Data Controllers, such as the Council,
have to comply with the 8 Data Protection principles.

The first principle, which is set out in Schedule 1 of the Act stats that 
a Personal Data may only be processed where it is fair and lawful to do
so  and where one of the conditions set out in Schedule 2 are satisfied. I
do not believe that any of the conditions in Schedule 2 are met. 


To advise you further I have detailed Schedule 2 below:-





1. The data subject has given his consent to the processing.


2. The processing is necessary-


(a) for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a 
party, or

(b) for the taking of steps at the request of the data subject  with a
view to entering into a contract.


3. The processing is necessary for compliance with any legal obligation
to which the data controller is subject, other than an obligation imposed
by  contract.


4. The processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests
of the data subject.


5. The processing is necessary-


(a) for the administration of justice,


(b) for the exercise of any functions conferred on any person by or under 
any enactment,


(c) for the exercise of any functions of the Crown, a Minister of the 
Crown or a government department, or


(d) for the exercise of any other functions of a public nature exercised 
in the public interest by any person.


6. - (1) The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate 
interests pursued by the data controller or by the third party or parties 
to whom the data are disclosed, except where the processing is
unwarranted  in any particular case by reason of prejudice to the rights
and freedoms  or legitimate interests of the data subject.


You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000  to ask for an internal review of the refusal to supply some of the 
information requested. Please direct any request for an internal review
to  [1][email address]   


You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, if 
you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review at the
following link [2]



Kind Regards


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council


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William Jenkins left an annotation ()

Oh Dear. I might ask for the job title of the Officers who Control Pests . I wonder if that's top secret as well.

Michael Edwards left an annotation ()

It's funny how they release data showing names and titles of senior officers I already know who has access to the playback system I just want the council to be open and transparent but they behind slick phrases and very bad excuses you would think they had something to hide.
They have just provided the control room handbook via a f.o.I request which names the data officer and one of the Wirral Community Patrol Operations managers, No such concerns over living individuals identity in that case.
Myself and colleagues and staff still in the control room know eleven staff should still be in a job following this miscarriage of justice and I will not stop until somebody there says exactly what went on.