Under data protection legislation, officers must inform people that they’re being filmed and will do so unless the situation means it’s not possible.
Otherwise you’ll know you’re being recorded when the camera has flashing red lights in the centre of it.
Officers don’t have to get your consent to be filmed.
How footage is handled
Footage is recorded onto internal storage inside the camera. The cameras have no ability to delete or edit the footage.
When an officer docks their camera to charge the battery, the footage is automatically uploaded to secure servers.
Recordings that aren’t categorised as required for evidence at court or in other legal proceedings will be automatically deleted within 60 days. The footage may be deleted after 30 days if the officer chooses to manually request deletion of the clip.