Security Camera Policy
Security Cameras in Use
November 11, 2010
The purpose of the security cameras located in the Space Research Building (SRB) is to provide a mechanism to record activity in areas that have a potential for theft, vandalism, facilities misuse, or Conditions of Use violations. There will be signs posted at the security cameras indicating that they are in use. Images from the security cameras may be recorded, with retention typically being 60 days or fewer unless images are required for a specific investigation.
All recorded images from SRB security cameras are securely stored on departmental (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences) servers and access to recorded or live camera images is limited to select AOSS/SPRL staff. These select staff members will receive a copy of this policy and must provide acknowledgment that they have read and understand its contents.
Recorded images will not be routinely checked and will only be reviewed in the event that the University has a business need to review the recorded images. A business need includes the investigation of theft, vandalism, violation of University policy, state, or federal law. Reviews must also have the prior approval of the staff member’s manager and the AOSS Chair or his/her designee. Unless required by law, the AOSS Chair or his/her designee, in consultation with U-M Office of the General Counsel, will decide if a review request originating outside of the SRB will be honored and with whom the review information can be shared.
This policy does not apply to cameras deployed for recording lectures.