Canada Federal Law

Overt Audio-Video Surveillance

Description: Describes records that include audio/video footage of CBSA operations including primary inspection line (PIL) interviews, secondary examinations, interactions at CBSA information counters, cashier counters, commercial counters, detention cells, and interview rooms.

Document Types: Audio-video and video-only recordings.

Access: Recordings are stored by date and time the recording was made.  For ATIP requests please ensure to reference date, time and location.

Record Number: CBSA BPD 1101

Overt Audio-Video Surveillance

Description: This bank describes information that is used in support of audio-video and video only surveillance recordings generated by overt audio-video recording systems at CBSA ports of entry and inland offices.  The personal information may include name, contact information, biographical information, citizenship status, criminal checks/history, date of birth, educational information, employment equity information, financial information, medical information, physical attributes and place of birth.

Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the subject and date of correspondence, incident and location and legal authority for those acting on behalf of an account holder or estate.

Class of Individuals: General public.

Purpose: The personal information is used to provide services for the overt audio-video surveillance activities.  Personal information is collected pursuant to 5(1)(a) of the Canada Border Services Agency Act.

Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: enforcement, reporting to senior management, safety, security and evaluation.  Audio-video recordings may be shared with Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other Federal law enforcement Agencies for investigative and enforcement purposes.  Audio-video recordings may be shared with provincial law enforcement agencies for the purpose of enforcing federal and/or provincial law.  Audio-video recordings may be shared with municipal or regional law enforcement agencies for the purpose of enforcing federal and/or provincial law.  Audio-video recordings may be shared with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Investigations, Intelligence, Security and Professional Standards to enforce federal and/or provincial law.

Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA): The development of a PIA is in progress.  The expected completion date is September 30, 2012.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Currently under development.

RDA Number: Currently under development.

Related Class of Record Number: CBSA BPD 1101

TBS Registration: 20110287

Bank Number: CBSA PPU 1104