Transport for London ANPR data retention by the police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3977
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the retention period for data received by the Metropolitan Police Service from the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera network owned by Transport for London's (TfL) for a) footage or images, and b) data obtained from these images that identify number plates or vehicles?

Answer

Answer for Transport for London ANPR data retention by the police

Answer for Transport for London ANPR data retention by the police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The retention period is currently 24 months in line with National Policy.

National Policy is currently under review with a proposal to reduce the retention period to 12 months to be presented to National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) on 18 October 2017.