Delegation to Transport for London to grant the Metropolitan Police Service direct access to Automatic Number Plate Recognition data (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As Automatic Number Plate Recognition Data can only be retained for 28 days by TfL, while the MPS can retain such data for up two years, can an assurance be given that TfL will not meet any requests to pass on data that is more than 28 days old?

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Answer for Delegation to Transport for London to grant the Metropolitan Police Service direct access to Automatic Number Plate Recognition data (3)
Delegation to Transport for London to grant the Metropolitan Police Service direct access to Automatic Number Plate Recognition data (3)

Delegation to Transport for London to grant the Metropolitan Police Service direct access to Automatic Number Plate Recognition data (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As data from TfL's ANPR cameras is already available to the MPS there is no need for the MPS to request access. In any case, TfL does not hold ANPR data for 28 days - unless a Penalty Charge Notice is issued, it is deleted immediately after payment of the Congestion Charge or if the vehicle is LEZ compliant. Information about MPS access to TfL's ANPR cameras is published at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/privacy-and-cookies/road-user-charging#on-t...

This answer was received on 14/08/15.