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1. Who we are

Transport for Greater Manchester is committed to making sure that we tell you about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to make sure it is used responsibly and kept safe from inappropriate access, theft, or misuse.

This notice explains how we use your information and tells you about your privacy rights and how to law protects you.

2. Summary of the project

TfGM working alongside Tameside Council has commissioned Transport Research Lab [TRL] to undertake research in understanding interaction between motorists and pedestrians. This can include looking at interactions such as giving way, harsh braking, near avoidance, and collisions itself. CCTV will be used at two junctions in Tameside to review the interactions in order to understand the potential benefits, or disbenefits of side road zebra crossings. This will allow TfGM to then consider if these crossings need to be rolled out more widely across Greater Manchester to improve pedestrian safety.

TfGM and Tameside Council are the joint data controllers and TRL is the data processor for this project.   

### What information we collect from you (the purpose and legal basis for processing information)

In order to understand the relationship between pedestrians and vehicle users we will be collecting CCTV images of:

  • Members of the public

  • Vehicles which may capture Vehicle Registration Numbers

The legal basis we rely on for processing your personal information is:

GDPR Article 6(1)(e): the processing is necessary for the performance of its official tasks carried out in the public interest.  This includes TfGM's duty under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (as conferred by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011), and S.99 of the Local Transport Act 2008.

How information is collected

CCTV data will be collected from two junctions in Tameside over two periods. Once the data has been reviewed by TRL they will provide anonymised reports to TfGM to review. This will not include any CCTV images.

How we ensure the security of your data

TfGM and Tameside Council are committed to the security of the information we collect, and we use reasonable measures to prevent unauthorised access to that information. We are required to demonstrate that our solutions meet the required levels of personal, procedural, policy, data and technical security. We will only process personal information for the purposes it has been collected or subsequently authorised.

Any third party organisation processing of personal information collected on our behalf parties must also abide by these measures.

For the purposes of this project CCTV images are captured on a secure encrypted hard drive.

Data sharing

The personal data collected as part of the CCTV capture will only be used for the purposes explained above and personal data will not be shared with any other third parties. A report will be completed at the end of the project, however this will not include any personally identifiable information.

Information retention

Any personal data will be kept for no longer than 3 months after the project ends. All personal information will be deleted by February 2022.

Your rights

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 as a data subjects you have a number of rights which include:

  • Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you wish to make a request, please contact us at:

How to make a complaint

If you are not satisfied with how your information is being used, please contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing

If you are still not satisfied with the  response to any request to exercise your individual rights or if you believe that your personal data is not being processed in accordance with the law, you can contact the Information Commissioners' Office:

Post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 0303 123 1113