Data Protection


Data Protection


Subject Access Requests

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to apply for a copy of data about yourself.  You may appoint someone to apply on your behalf (such as a relative or a solicitor).

In order to help you, and ensure confidentiality, we will need to ask you - 

• For evidence to confirm your identity, such as a Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate

• For enough information to allow us to find the data you require


Make a request

Please complete and submit the Subject Access Request form below.


Requests for disclosure under Schedule 2 Part 1 Paragraph 2 and GDPR Article 6(1)(d)

These requests are necessary to investigate a crime or prosecute an offender and can be made by submitting our Schedule 2 Part 1(2) form below.


Requests for disclosure under Schedule 2 Part 1(5) 

These requests are necessary for legal proceedings and can be made by submitting our Schedule 2 Part 1(5) form below.


Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Hull

CCTV is one of the tools we use to take crime and anti-social behaviour in Hull.  CCTV helps us monitor streets and public spaces and can also be used as part of wider operations by the Council, the Police and other organisations.  Hull City Council’s CCTV Control Room monitors cameras around the city, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you would like to complain about the operation of the system or you feel that we have not complied with the CCTV code of practice, please call us on 01482 300300 or contact us via email at

For independent advice and guidance on CCTV you can contact The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Further details can be found at: (link opens in a new window)


Storage of CCTV images 

Recordings are kept for 31 days for street cameras and 7-14 days for cameras used for the security of Council buildings.  Storage and retrieval of CCTV images allows analysis of evidence after an event has occurred.  The Council is only permitted to store images recorded from CCTV cameras for 31 days unless the Police request images for evidence in an investigation.  After 31 days, all images that have not been formally requested for evidence are destroyed.


Individuals accessing CCTV images

Under the Data Protection Act, individuals can access CCTV images that we hold of them by submitting a Subject Access Request. 

Only images of the person requesting the information can be supplied unless all other individuals who may be identified from the CCTV images have consented to the disclosure.  All other personal data which may identify any third party will be concealed or erased.


Schedule 2 Part 1 (2) requests for CCTV recordings

Organisations that have a crime prevention, law enforcement or tax collection function may require CCTV footage held by Hull City Council to prevent or detect a crime, apprehend or prosecute an offender, or for taxation/benefit purposes. 

The following organisations can submit Schedule 2 Part 1 (2) requests:

HM Revenue and Customs 
Child Support Agency 
Health and Safety Executive 
Official Receiver 
Solicitors or another acting on your client's behalf 
Solicitor acting on your client behalf, but asking for another’s data 
Other Local Authorities or Public Bodies, acting under statutory powers

The fee for providing copies of CCTV images for Schedule 2 Part 1 (2) requests is £180 - this covers the cost of the system, staff administration, materials and VAT.  We do not charge organisations to review images under supervision, nor do we charge organisations for us to review images on their behalf.  All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


Schedule 2 Part 1 (5) requests for CCTV recordings

Where organisations require CCTV footage in connection with legal proceedings, or where disclosure of CCTV footage is required by law, a request under Schedule 2 Part 1 (5) of the Data Protection Act should be made.  The fee for providing copies of CCTV images for Schedule 2 Part 1 (5) requests is £180.  All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

To make a Schedule 2 Part 1 (5) request for CCTV footage, please email the Information Governance Team at with details of what information you would like and why it is necessary for the purpose of legal proceedings or confirm the disclosure is required by law.


The Information Commissioner

We notify the Information Commissioner of the purposes for which we hold personal data.  We do this in two notifications: electoral registration and whole council.  Copies of our notifications are available from the Information Governance team (contact details below), or the Information Commissioner's website.

Schools have separate notifications with the Information Commissioner and to obtain details or copies of the information they may hold about you or your child, you will need to approach the school concerned.  School notifications are also held by the Information Commissioner.

All registers are open to public inspection at the Information Commissioner's office or on their website.  If you wish to receive a copy of a notification, please contact:

The Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 545 745
Fax: 01685 524 510


Contact us

The Information Governance Team
Hull City Council
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel: 01482 300300
Secure Email: - please note that this email address is only to be used by public organisations when sending personal or confidential information