Drones data retention

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A Metropolitan Police Service press release on 11 September 2017 announced the trial use of drones in more policing situations. What will be the retention period for footage and images recorded by the drones during this trial period?


Answer for Drones data retention

Answer for Drones data retention

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS retains all images recorded for a maximum 31 days unless there is a legitimate rationale for keeping; either as evidence, in which case it is retained in line with the relevant MoPI classification, or if it is required for complaints / discipline, or as the result of a request under the subject access provisions of the Data Protection Act.