1.1. System name: Bus Loop Camera System
1.2. System identifier: 2
1.3. System operator: Campus Security, Vancouver Campus
1.4. Short description of system: This system consists of 4 cameras mounted on utility poles in the Bus Loop on University Boulevard in the Vancouver campus. The cameras have been positioned so that they can only view activity within the bus loop, not within adjacent buildings.
1.5. Approval Date: March 3, 2016
1.6. Last Revision Date: May 20, 2020
2.1. The purpose/objective for installing these cameras: The cameras are intended to provide forensic value to incident investigation. Also, the ability to actively monitor these cameras during an emergency significantly increases Campus Security’s situational awareness in those situations.
2.2. The necessity for the use of cameras in this area: In response to a series of sexual assaults on the Vancouver campus in 2013, the University formed a Campus Safety Working Group to examine the issues of campus safety from a strategic standpoint. After consultation with the University community, the Working Group recommended the installation of cameras at the bus loop, subject to a requirement to develop a Policy to govern the use of safety and security cameras on campus.
2.3. What less privacy-intrusive alternatives to the use of cameras have been considered and why they have been rejected: Increasing Campus Security foot patrols in the bus loop area was considered but was rejected due to the significant expense of providing adequate coverage. The installation of recorded cameras that are not actively monitored except during an emergency was determined to be the least intrusive method of ensuring coverage.
3.1. Description of area(s) to be monitored and placement of cameras, including diagrams where feasible: Cameras are mounted on utility poles in the areas shown on the following map:
3.2. How many cameras will be installed: 12
3.3. Whose activities will be viewed by these cameras (e.g. public, employees, students): Members of the public, employees, and students may all be potentially viewed with these cameras.
3.4. What types of Camera Data will be captured (i.e. video, audio or both): Video only
3.5. Any special capabilities of the system (e.g. zoom, facial recognition or night vision features): 360 degree view, pan, tilt and zoom on select cameras.
4.1. How the cameras have been positioned or configured to collect the minimum amount of personally identifiable information necessary to achieve the purpose of the collection: The cameras have been positioned so that they can only view activity within the bus loop, not within adjacent buildings. The cameras are not actively monitored (except in emergencies) and recorded Camera Data will only be viewed for incident investigation purposes.
4.2. How individuals will be notified that they are entering an area that is being monitored: Signage will be placed on utility poles around the perimeter of the area covered by the cameras. In addition, public notification will be provided through the University’s website, the University Calendar, and communications targeted at students, faculty, staff and residents.
4.3. Whether and when the cameras will be monitored in real time: The cameras are not actively monitored, except during an emergency.
4.4. Whether and when recording of Camera Data will occur: The Camera Data will be recorded.
5. Security of Camera Data
5.1. The place where Camera Data will be received and/or monitored: Vancouver Campus Security Office, 2133 East Mall.
5.2. Arrangements in place to protect against unauthorized viewing of the Camera Data: Only specific computers assigned to authorized individuals authorized by Campus Security are granted access to camera imagery. The Video Management Software and cameras are password protected.
5.3. How and where any recorded Camera Data will be stored: Camera Data is recorded and archived on UBC servers, which are located in secure UBC datacenters.
5.4. The protocol for accessing and viewing any recorded Camera Data: Recorded images can only be accessed by individuals authorized by Campus Security. Recorded images would only be viewed and/or extracted in response to incident investigation.
5.5. Technical and physical security arrangements in place to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of any recorded Camera Data: Recorded images are password protected and accessed only through specific machines in the Campus Security office area. Servers are located in University datacentres, which are protected in accordance with Information Security Standard #18 (Physical Security of UBC Datacentres).
5.6. The protocol for logging access, use and disposal of any recorded Camera Data: The Video Management Software used by the Camera Operator audits all usage. The software deletes recorded images automatically.
6. Legal Authority for Use of Camera System
6.1. Authority under FIPPA: The University is authorized to collect personal information using this Camera System under the authority of section 26(c) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), i.e. the information relates directly to and is necessary for a program or activity of the University. The University is authorized to use this personal information under the authority of section 32(a) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), i.e. for one of the purposes set out in Policy SC16, or for a use consistent with one of those purposes.
6.2. Other legal authority: n/a
7. Who to Contact for More Information
7.1. Title: Director, Campus Security
7.2. Mailing address: 2133 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
7.3. Telephone number: 604.822.2222
7.4. Email address: email@example.com