Privacy notice

Let's Scrap Fly-tipping campaign images

The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Through this Privacy Notice we have sought to be as transparent as possible and fully explain how your personal data is held and processed.

This privacy notice applies to services provided as part of the ‘Let’s Scrap Fly-tipping campaign’ managed by the Council’s Communications, Environmental Services and Contract Management, Community Safety and Enforcement teams and tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or any concerns about how we process your data, please contact The privacy notice will continue to be monitored and updated. You are advised to check this page from time to time.

What type of information we have 

As part of this campaign, we currently collect and process the following information:

  • CCTV footage of individuals involved in fly-tipping
  • Stills obtained from the CCTV footage

Footage will be collected from the existing CCTV system managed by the Council, which will be used to create images as part of a campaign to highlight fly tipping in the borough, which is a criminal offence.

This project will publicise still images of individuals committing the fly tip offence in the borough or on the public highways. The Council’s aim is for witnesses to come forward with further information to enable the Authority to explore further enforcement actions, such as the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The campaign is also intended to deter future fly-tipping offences by raising awareness of what constitutes a fly-tip, the issue itself, and the willingness of the Council to take enforcement action where necessary.

These images will be added to the Council's website webpage, and will be highlighted through posts on the Council's social media channels, Twitter and Facebook. Key channels for this activity include the Council's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

How do we get your information?

Images will be taken from footage collected from the CCTV system managed by the Council, which is in place throughout the London Borough of Hounslow.

Our Lawful basis for processing your information

The lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is:

  • Public Task

This is defined under article 6(1)(e) of the Data protection legislation as “The activity is necessary for Hounslow Council to perform a task in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law” – in this instance the basis in law is the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Why we need your information (purposes of processing)

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

  • Prevention or detection of criminal activity: fly-tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  • To encourage witnesses to come forward with further information to enable the Authority to explore further enforcement actions, such as the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice.
  • To act as a deterrent to stop individuals from committing fly-tipping offences in the future.
  • To raise awareness on what constitutes a flytip

Who your information may be shared with (internally and externally)

The Council’s CCTV service will collect your information and share it with:

  • The Council’s communications team
  • Hounslow Council website

There will also be times when we are under a legal duty to share information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Disclosure under a court order
  • Sharing with the police for the prevention or detection of crime

How long we keep your information

The Communications team will delete footage and images from its drives, systems and its social media channels every three months.

Footage being removed earlier will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

We will then dispose your information in the most secure manner possible.

Transfers to third countries

We will be publishing images taken from CCTV footage on the Council’s website, which will be highlighted through our social media channels which may include audiences or followers who live outside the UK. All of the social media channels we use have their own privacy policies for further information, please view the websites policy.  

Your right to make a complaint

The Council tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate.

If you want to make a complaint you can contact us on:

Complaints Team
London Borough of Hounslow
Hounslow House,
7 Bath Road,


Data Protection Officer

The Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on:

Information Governance Team

London Borough of Hounslow

Hounslow House,

7 Bath Road,



Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights.

If you would like to know more about your rights under the Data Protection law, and what you should expect, visit the Information Commissioner’s website:

If you have any concerns regarding any privacy practices or about exercising your Data Protection rights, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow Cheshire

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745


A full list of what information we control and process and for what purposes is set out in our notification with the Information Commissioner's Register of Data Controllers. Our registration number is Z5761176.  You can view our registration on the Information Commissioner's website.

Published: Wednesday 9 February 2022.

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