Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the usage of CCTV at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution. May I know, from the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September 2021,

A) The number of CCTV cameras used at the facility

B) The locations of CCTV cameras at the facility

I) Are there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas, and/or (3) rooms where detainees sleep?

C) Is the CCTV’s video recording function on at all times?

I) If no, what types of material are video-recorded?

II) How is recorded content stored and for how long?

D) Which members of staff (in terms of rank) have access to sensitive recorded materials, such as images/ video taken in bathroom/ bedroom that may infringe the privacy of detainees?

E) Could you provide the policies/guidelines/operational manuals which govern the use of CCTV in the institution?

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Mr. Raquel Amador,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15 October 2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 4
November 2021. In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer Mr. LAI
Wai-keung at 2582 2107 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #857 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:54
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Use of CCTV at Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the usage of CCTV at Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution. May I know, from the start of its
recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September
2021,

A) The number of CCTV cameras used at the facility

B) The locations of CCTV cameras at the facility

I) Are there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas,
and/or (3) rooms where detainees sleep?

C) Is the CCTV’s video recording function on at all times?  

I) If no, what types of material are video-recorded?

II) How is recorded content stored and for how long?  

D) Which members of staff (in terms of rank) have access to sensitive
recorded materials, such as images/ video taken in bathroom/ bedroom that
may infringe the privacy of detainees?  

E) Could you provide the policies/guidelines/operational manuals which
govern the use of CCTV in the institution?  

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

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email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Ms. Raquel Amador,
Further to our interim reply of 22.10.2021, a substantive reply to your
request for information is as follows.
2.        CCTV system strengthens the correctional officers’ supervision
on PICs and their readiness in emergency response, thereby enhancing the
security and safety of the custodial environment at large.  The CCTV
system was set up and operated in accordance with the relevant laws and
guidelines, including the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) and
relevant guidelines issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for
Personal Data.

3.        Concerning your request for details of the CCTV system including
the numbers and locations of CCTV camera and the operational details of
the system, we are unable to accede to your request on the grounds of
paragraph 2.6(e) of the Code on Access to Information (the Code).
 Paragraph 2.6(e) of the Code refers to information the disclosure of
which would harm or prejudice the prevention, investigation and detection
of crime and offences, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or
the security of any detention facility or prison.

4.        You may also wish to note that pursuant to paragraph 1.25 of the
Code, any person who believes that a department has failed to comply with
any provision of the Code may ask the department to review the situation.
 Furthermore, pursuant to paragraph 1.26 of the Code, any person who
believes that a department has failed to properly apply any provision of
the code may also complain to The Ombudsman.  The Ombudsman’s address is –

                30/F, China Merchants Tower
                Shun Tak Centre
                168-200 Connaught Road Central
                Hong Kong
                Telephone : 2629 0555
                Fax : 2882 8149
Enquiry
5.        Should you have any enquiry, please contact our Principal
Officer, Mr LAI Wai-keung, at 2582 2107.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #857 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:54
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Use of CCTV at Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the usage of CCTV at Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution. May I know, from the start of its
recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September
2021,

A) The number of CCTV cameras used at the facility

B) The locations of CCTV cameras at the facility

I) Are there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas,
and/or (3) rooms where detainees sleep?

C) Is the CCTV’s video recording function on at all times?  

I) If no, what types of material are video-recorded?

II) How is recorded content stored and for how long?  

D) Which members of staff (in terms of rank) have access to sensitive
recorded materials, such as images/ video taken in bathroom/ bedroom that
may infringe the privacy of detainees?  

E) Could you provide the policies/guidelines/operational manuals which
govern the use of CCTV in the institution?  

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #857 email]

Is [Correctional Services Department request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to Correctional Services Department? If so, please contact us using this
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Dear Correctional Services Department,

Thank you for your email and explanation. If possible, may I know, are there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas, and/or (3) rooms where detainees sleep?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours sincerely,

Raquel Amador

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Ms. Raquel Amador,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
10 November 2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 30
November 2021.  In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer Mr. LAI
Wai-keung at 2582 2107 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #857 email]>
To:        "email CSD" <[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        10.11.2021 15:23
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Use of CCTV at Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the usage of CCTV at Tai

Tam Gap Correctional Institution. May I know, from the start of its

recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September

2021,

A) The number of CCTV cameras used at the facility

B) The locations of CCTV cameras at the facility

I) Are there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas,

and/or (3) rooms where detainees sleep?

C) Is the CCTV’s video recording function on at all times?  

I) If no, what types of material are video-recorded?

II) How is recorded content stored and for how long?  

D) Which members of staff (in terms of rank) have access to sensitive

recorded materials, such as images/ video taken in bathroom/ bedroom that

may infringe the privacy of detainees?  

E) Could you provide the policies/guidelines/operational manuals which

govern the use of CCTV in the institution?  

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would

greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via

the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #857 email]

Is [Correctional Services Department request email] the wrong address for
Freedom of Information requests

to Correctional Services Department? If so, please contact us using this

form:

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email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Ms. Raquel Amador,
Further to our interim reply of 17.11.2021, a substantive reply to your
request for information is as follows.
2.        CCTV system strengthens the correctional officers’ supervision
on PICs and their readiness in emergency response, thereby enhancing the
security and safety of the custodial environment at large.  The CCTV
system was set up and operated in accordance with the relevant laws and
guidelines, including the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) and
relevant guidelines issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for
Personal Data.

3.        Concerning your request for locations of CCTV camera of the CCTV
system, we are unable to accede to your request on the grounds of
paragraph 2.6(e) of the Code on Access to Information (the Code).
 Paragraph 2.6(e) of the Code refers to information the disclosure of
which would harm or prejudice the prevention, investigation and detection
of crime and offences, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or
the security of any detention facility or prison.

4.        You may also wish to note that pursuant to paragraph 1.25 of the
Code, any person who believes that a department has failed to comply with
any provision of the Code may ask the department to review the situation.
 Furthermore, pursuant to paragraph 1.26 of the Code, any person who
believes that a department has failed to properly apply any provision of
the code may also complain to The Ombudsman.  The Ombudsman’s address is –

                30/F, China Merchants Tower
                Shun Tak Centre
                168-200 Connaught Road Central
                Hong Kong
                Telephone : 2629 0555
                Fax : 2882 8149
Enquiry
5.        Should you have any enquiry, please contact our Principal
Officer, Mr LAI Wai-keung, at 2582 2107.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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received this official document in error.”
 

From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #857 email]>
Date:        17.11.2021 11:57
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Use of CCTV at Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

Thank you for your email and explanation. If possible, may I know, are
there CCTV cameras in (1) the toilets, (2) bathing or shower areas, and/or
(3) rooms where detainees sleep?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours sincerely,

Raquel Amador

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