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This manual contains estimates of the RGPD affecting treatment with video cameras in security environments and other purposes.

General surveillance

The Spanish Agency of data protection (AEPD) He has published a guide that examines the utilization of video cameras both for security of persons, goods and facilities, as for different uses such as the control of work, recordings of sessions of colleges or capture images at school events.

'Data protection: Guide on the use of video cameras for security and other purposes' picks up the forecasts of the General data protection rules (RGPD) that affect treatments performed using these devices.

General surveillanceIn this sense, the rules of procedure, applicable from the past 25 May, It incorporates a set of principles that must be referred to when dealing with images collected by video cameras and obligations. Also, the RGPD shifts most of the instruction 1/2006 of the AEPD on the processing of personal data for surveillance through cameras or video systems.

The document is divided into two main blocks. The first details the principles of the RGPD that must be evaluated to treat images captured by video cameras for security. Among these principles of proactive liability is, under which a series should carry out actions, assess whether the images that will capture are proportional to the aim pursued and measures such as keep a record of treatment activities or notify security breaches.

Within this block are listed specific cases of treatment of images for security as that it can carry out, inter alia, the forces and security corps, financial institutions, jewelry, private detectives, communities of owners or areas such as the critical infrastructures, sports events or school environments.

General surveillanceIn the second block, the guide discusses the use of camcorders with purposes other than security. Within this area is the use of cameras for traffic control, recording and taking pictures at school events, así como la grabación de reuniones que celebren los órganos colegiados de las Administraciones Públicas y las asambleas, inter alia.

El documento dedica un apartado específico a uso de las llamadas tecnologías emergentes, como las camáras on board, distinguiendo entre aquellos casos en que la grabación de imágenes con esta tecnología se hace para uso doméstico de aquellos en que el fin es la obtención de pruebas para determinar posibles responsabilidades ante accidentes o incidencias de tráfico. Este apartado también aborda la captación y procesamiento de imágenes de cámaras incorporadas a drones.

Finally, la Guía efectúa un repaso por los supuestos en que no resulta aplicable la normativa de protección de datos, as the treatment of images in the field is exclusively personal and household or using simulated cameras.


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By • 4 Jul, 2018
• Section: CCTV