Staff surveillance

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Dear Ards and North Down Borough Council,

In view of the following story

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northerni...

Please outline council policies on;

- listening devices in council offices.
- using CCTV for any purpose other than crime prevention.
- monitoring staff use of IT, including Teams, email and internet.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Rainey

FOI, Ards and North Down Borough Council

Dear Mr Rainey,

Thank you for your email of 9 March 2023 to Ards and North Down Borough Council, received on 10 March.

We confirm your request regarding staff surveillance will be processed as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive the information you have requested within 20 working days of the date of receipt of your request by the Council unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason to withhold all or part of the information requested. The Council will write to you in any event.

For further information in relation to the Freedom of Information Act we would refer you to the Information Commissioner's Office website, www.ico.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

FOI Team
Ards and North Down Borough Council
City Hall
The Castle
Bangor
BT20 4BT
Tel: 0300 013 3333

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FOI, Ards and North Down Borough Council

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Dear Mr Rainey,

 

We refer to the above matter and write further to our acknowledgement
email of 10^th March 2023.

 

Your request has been processed by Ards and North Down Borough Council in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and please see the
Council’s response below.

 

Request

 

In view of the following story

 

[1]https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

 

Please outline council policies on;

 

- listening devices in council offices.

- using CCTV for any purpose other than crime prevention.

- monitoring staff use of IT, including Teams, email and internet.

 

Response

 

Ards and North Down Borough Council holds the following policies regarding
your request:

 

• ANDBC CCTV Policy (this policy is currently under review)
• ANDBC Data Protection Policy
• ANDBC Information, Communications and Technology Policy (this policy
is currently under review)
• ANDBC Policy on the Use of Council Vehicles

 

Please find attached a copy of each of the policies listed above. The
Council holds no other recorded information regarding your request.

 

Should you require clarification on any part of this response, please do
not hesitate to contact us.

 

We trust this is of assistance. However, should you be unhappy with the
response you may request an Internal Review by contacting
[2][Ards and North Down Borough Council request email]. Please note that requests for Internal
Reviews must be submitted within two months from the date of this
response. Further information on the Internal Review process is available
on the Council’s website. In the event you are unhappy with the outcome of
any Internal Review conducted by Council you may apply to the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a review of our response. Please note that
the ICO generally expects Internal Reviews to be completed prior to
reviewing the decisions of public bodies.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Team

Ards and North Down Borough Council

City Hall

The Castle

Bangor

BT20 4BT

0300 013 3333

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