To recommend that the amended Corporate Surveillance Policy be adopted by the Council.
The Committee considered a report from the Deputy Monitoring Officer detailing updates to the Corporate Surveillance Policy and Procedure.
The updates included clearer indication of the Council’s responsibilities in relation to CHIS informants and consideration of the usage of social media for the gathering of evidence. These areas had been highlighted in a review of the Council’s policy, undertaken by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.
In addition, the Committee were advised that the designated Senior Responsible Officer needed to be updated to reflect staff changes.
RECOMMENDED to Council that the amended Corporate Surveillance Policy be adopted by the Council, subject to the following amendment on Page 4 of the Policy document:
a) ‘Tom Horwood, Executive Director’ be updated to read ‘Gill Kneller, Executive Director’.