Counter-terrorism: Birmingham

Home Department written question – answered on 5th July 2010.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place for the sharing of information gathered from monitoring undertaken under Project Champion in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) , The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The system design for Project Champion will ensure that all data from ANPR cameras is presented, as is the case with other existing ANPR provision, to the West Midlands Police back-office-facility for onward transmission to the ANPR National Data Centre.

As such, only police officers and police support officers will have access to the data which, as "personal data" is defined by Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and must be compliant with the principles of DPA and conform to existing force policy. De-personalised data will be shared under existing Safer Birmingham Partnership (SBP) information sharing protocols

The system design for Project Champion will ensure that CCTV imagery data will be dealt with in accordance with existing force policy, including an information sharing protocol. Data would be shared with existing local authority CCTV monitoring arrangements in accordance with existing force policy. Additionally, viewing capability is planned to be provided to local policing (via Birmingham East LPU Contact Centre at Stechford Police Station) and to the Counter Terrorism Unit.

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