CCTV Collection Notice
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has installed fixed security cameras throughout its various locations, both inside and outside of buildings and other facilities. These cameras are not covered or hidden, and monitor the activities on an ongoing and continuous basis. Cameras are positioned to ensure the 'private activities' of individuals are not in view. All properties with CCTV will have signed indicating its use on the site.
Why VICSES collects this information and what is used for
VICSES uses these CCTV cameras to ensure the safety and security of its staff, volunteers and visitors when present at VICSES properties. CCTV is also used to protect property and assets and any information managed by VICSES.
How VICSES manages this information
VICSES will manage the surveillance systems and information captured on them in accordance with legislation and statutory requirements including the Information Privacy Principles of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Refer to the VICSES Information and Security Surveillance Policy.
Who VICSES may exchange your information with
VICSES will only use or disclose surveillance information in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the Privacy & Data Protection Act 2014 and its associated Information Privacy Principles (IPP 2.1). CCTV information may be disclosed to investigate unlawful activity within or in close proximity to VICSES properties and disclosed to Police if required by law.
Access, updating and correcting information
VICSES relies on you to ensure that any personal information you provide or make available is accurate, current, complete and relevant. VICSES also relies on you to advise us of any changes to such personal information, if it is required.
To access CCTV information an FOI Application is required. Information can be updated or corrected by contacting the Freedom of Information & Privacy Officer on 9256 9000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have a formal right of access to, and correction of, your personal information held by VICSES. You can access and correct your personal information by making a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).
You can also request access to personal information that may have been collected about you without making a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act. However, there are situations, such as where providing access would compromise the privacy of another person, where you will be required to make a formal FOI request.
For information on making an FOI application please visit the Freedom of information page to complete the FOI Request Form or contact our Freedom of Information & Privacy Officer for assistance:
Freedom of Information & Privacy Officer
Victoria State Emergency Service
168 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006