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.

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