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CCTV usage


The use of CCTV by Westmeath County Council is for the following purposes.

  • The security of premises and property;
  • The monitoring of potential illegal activities such as littering and dumping;
  • Promoting the health and safety of staff, visitors and contractors;
  • Promoting the safety of the public in public places by deterring and preventing the incidence of crime and anti-social behaviour (including theft and vandalism).

Legal Basis

The performance of tasks carried out in the public interest or for our official functions, such as law enforcement under the Waste Management Act and Litter Acts.

What Personal Information is collected?

Live video recording images of an identifiable individual.

Source of Personal Information

This personal data is collected through the CCTV cameras operated by the Council in Council buildings and premises and on sites where illegal dumping or littering is taking place.

Sharing of Data

This data will only be processed by the Council for this purposes outlined above.

In certain circumstances we may be required to disclose CCTV images to certain bodies of authority, such as the police, the judiciary and our solicitors.

Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no Irish-equivalent Privacy Law protections?


Retention Period

The CCTV footage is retained for 30 days after the date of capture. We process and retain footage for a longer period when the footage is relevant to an investigation.

Your Rights

You can find more about your rights here.

 Further Information

Further information on our privacy notice can be found here.

Contact Us

If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:

Postal Address

Data Protection Officer, Westmeath County Council County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N



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