6 September 2021
[FYI request #16361 email]
Dear Mr Brown,
I am writing to you in response to your email sent to New Zealand Police on 9
August 2021, which was made pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
and specifically requested:
The privacy impact assessment (or equivalent document, policy) for the
NZ Police's use of video footage from the
Community Cam has been developed independent of Police. The Community
Cam website holds a register of household owners who have a CCTV camera on
their property only. Any footage uploaded is encrypted to maintain security.
Should NZ Police contact any of the registered owners on the site, they must
provide a warrant or case number to provide assurance to the homeowner that
the request for any footage is in relation to evidential requirements.
The site is now going through a thorough due diligence process to ensure that all
security, privacy, legal and ethical factors are being reviewed and considered.
A privacy impact assessment for the New Zealand Police use of video footage for
Community Cam has not been prepared to date.
Therefore, your request is refused under s 18(e) of the OIA in that the information
you have requested does not exist.
You have the right, under s 28 (3) of the OIA to ask the Ombudsman to review
my decision if you are not satisfied with the way I have responded to your
Director Community Partnerships and Prevention
Police National Headquarters
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. www.police.govt.nz