We provide 24 hour CCTV coverage monitoring activities in the town centre and other areas. You can view a map showing where Portsmouth’s CCTV cameras are located.

The council’s CCTV code of practice can also be viewed here – Appendix F of the code includes application forms to find out what information, if any, is held about you on the CCTV System.

Your rights

Subject to certain exemptions, you have a right to be told whether any personal data is held about you.

You also have a right to a copy of that information in a permanent form except where the supply of such a copy is not possible or would involve disproportionate effort, or if you agree otherwise. Portsmouth City Council will only give that information if it is satisfied as to your identity. If release of the information will disclose information relating to another individual(s), who can be identified from that information, the Council is not obliged to comply with an access request unless:

  • The other individual has consented to the disclosure of information, or
  • It is reasonable in all the circumstances to comply with the request without the consent of the other individual(s)

The council’s rights

Portsmouth City Council may deny access to information where the Act allows. The main exemptions relating to information held on the CCTV System are where the information may be held for:

  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Apprehension and prosecution of offenders

And giving you the information may be likely to prejudice any of these purposes.