This document is an updated version of CAST’s Safeguarding Body Worn Video Data published in October 2016. It provides a practical understanding on the wide range of information that Body Worn Video devices are able to capture and what safeguards can be implemented to avoid losing this data. In addition it now takes into account the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as a more detailed section on visual and audio redaction for Subject Access Requests.
Safeguarding BWV data requires far broader consideration than just encryption and thought should be given as to where the weakest security points are within the whole process. This starts with the BWV device itself and continues with the transfer of data and its storage as well as sharing with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and in some cases the public. However it is crucial to consider the human element within this process especially with regard to training not only for users of these devices, but also for anyone involved with the handling or management of BWV data.