TfL CCTV data (2)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that if TfL were routinely recording from all of its CCTV cameras and kept that information for a period of one month, this would lead to higher prosecution rates for those who drive dangerously on London's roads?


Answer for TfL CCTV data (2)

Answer for TfL CCTV data (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's CCTV infrastructure is made up of a number of systems and technologies (some analogue and some digital), and have been installed by different business areas over the years to meet a range of different operational requirements. A number of these systems, including Traffic Management and Enforcement cameras, are not routinely recorded as the operational requirement is for remote viewing to manage the TfL Road Network (TLRN) and for recording to take place only when an offence is observed.

TfL does not have the technical ability, storage capacity or resources to continuously record data from CCTV cameras on the TLRN. There are also significant data protection implications if TfL were to change this current approach. TfL will however, keep this under review in light of development in technology and updates to existing systems.