Amendments to General Disposal Authorities to align with the Western Australian State CCTV Strategy

The State Records Commission and the State Records Office are pleased to release amendments to the General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (GDASG) and the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (GDALG) to align with the minimum retention period for CCTV systems in the Western Australian State CCTV Strategy.
 
Amendments have been completed in collaboration with the WA Police State CCTV Strategy Secretariat.
 
For further information on the State CCTV Strategy please refer to the Western Australian State CCTV Strategy website
 
The key amendments to the GDA’s include the following:
  • Increased minimum retention period for (certain) ‘images / footage from any image capture device, such as CCTV, camcorders, cameras, etc’ from 30 days to 31 days as recommended by the State CCTV Strategy;
  • Restructured section 100 of the GDALG to ensure a consistent approach across government; and
  • Removed categories that allow destruction or reuse of (certain) CCTV tapes 7 days after footage taken.
This Authority is the official and continuing authority for the legal disposal of state government information and supersedes RD2013017.
 
This Authority is the official and continuing authority for the legal disposal of local government records and supersedes RD2015001.
 
For ease of use and implementation relevant supporting documentation has been updated to reflect the amendments.
 
The SRO Guideline: Implementing a revised Disposal Authority: Resentencing records is also available to assist organizations with implementing the amendments.
 
For further information or clarification please contact –
State Records Office of WA
Phone: (08) 9427 3661
 
 
16 November 2017