The Welsh Government uses over 200 traffic cameras to assist with traffic management on the motorway and trunk road network.
The traffic cameras are usually mounted on grassed camera masts or existing roadside infrastructure (message signs and gantries). The main users of traffic monitoring cameras are our two Camera Control Centres - North Traffic Control Centre and Mid Wales, and the South Wales Traffic Management Centre.
Still images of the road network's CCTV, which are displayed on the Traffic Wales website, are refreshed every 5 minutes. There may be instances when the camera image is unavailable due to ongoing camera maintenance or Traffic Wales managing a road incident.
The legal basis for processing is: to perform a public interest task to monitor the efficient and secure running of the network.
CCTV - Summary of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The Welsh Government's Traffic Monitoring CCTV system is not designed to hold personal information, however, it can sometimes process registration numbers and images.
CCTV cameras are also installed in the Traffic Officer Vehicle fleet and all vehicles have appropriate signage. Welsh Government Traffic Officer personnel also have video and audio recording devices for personal safety and incident monitoring purposes. Although these systems may be able to record personal information (eg Vehicle Registration Numbers) in more detail than standard CCTV, the primary purpose for which these images are processed continues to control events and events. traffic.
The Welsh Government CCTV data is held for 14 days after which it is automatically deleted. In most circumstances the CCTV data will not be shared, however, there are some exceptions where we may share the information with:
• The emergency services for the prevention or detection of crime, or the purpose of security;
• Third parties, e.g. solicitors, insurance companies, members of the public for insurance purposes; a
• Other persons or organizations with statutory powers of application.