CCTV Privacy Notice

Securys Limited operates a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system at 161-165 Farringdon Road, London EC1. The system covers the third floor of the building including the stairwell lobbies as well as the interior of our offices.

Images are recorded on the basis of our legitimate interest in deterring and detecting crime and defending against potential legal claims. A copy of the Legitimate Interest Assessment relevant to this processing can be found here.

The CCTV system has no automated facial recognition facility. Recordings are retained for 31 days after which they are automatically deleted unless specifically selected for retention. We have taken appropriate steps to ensure that the data recorded by the system is stored securely.

Recordings may be retained in the event that an incident is suspected and the recordings are required for investigation. In that case recordings will be retained until the investigation and any consequent legal or other remediation action has been completed.

We will not share the recordings with anyone or transfer them outside the United Kingdom unless required to by law.

If you believe you have been recorded by the system you can contact us using the details below to exercise your rights as a data subject.


These rights include:

The right to receive a copy of your data. As this is a general CCTV recording system without facial recognition capability we will ask you to give precise times and dates for the recordings you require and may be unable to provide you with copies of any part of the recording which also includes images of other people in order to protect their rights and freedoms.

The right to request erasure of your data. As with requests for copies we will require you to provide specific dates and times for the recordings you wish to have erased, and we may refuse to comply with your request if in our reasonable opinion such deletion would compromise our ability to use the system for the purpose for which it is intended.

The rights to object to or to limit processing. We are unable to exempt anyone from collection as the CCTV system is permanently in operation. We only inspect and otherwise process the CCTV recordings beyond collection in the event of an investigation into a suspected incident and for routine testing purposes. We are careful to ensure that testing is conducted using footage containing only staff members who have previously been notified of the test and given the option to opt-out. Accordingly we are unable to accept objections and limitations to processing as this would compromise our ability to use the system for its intended purpose.

Please note that this notice, in conjunction with the posted physical CCTV warnings on display at our premises, constitutes notification of the details of processing in accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR as enacted in the UK in the Data Protection Act 2018. Note also that the rights to correction and portability of data do not apply in this case.

Securys Limited is the data controller. The contact details to exercise your rights or to request clarification of any aspect of this notice are:

Privacy Office

Securys Limited
161-165 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3AL
telephone: 0800 193 8700

[Please note that due to the current Coronavirus restrictions we are not in a position to receive physical post, so you should communicate with us by telephone or email]

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office – the supervisory authority that handles data protection law in the UK. You can contact them at:

Their website:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
telephone: 0303 123 1113


This policy was last updated on the 17th of April 2020. We may update it at any time.