You have the right to see CCTV footage of yourself and get a copy within 40 days of asking for it.
You need to make a request in writing to the owner of the closed circuit television (CCTV) system. The owner’s details are usually written on a sign attached to the camera, unless the owner is obvious (like a shop).
You need to provide enough information so that you can be identified in the footage, like:
- a specific date and time
- proof of your identity
- a description of yourself
The CCTV owner decides how they provide the footage. You can be charged a fee of up to £10 (the current maximum set by law).
The footage may be edited to protect the identities of other people.
CCTV footage of a crime
If the CCTV footage relates to a crime and the police have the footage, the police will tell you if you can see it.