Penalty for unauthorized video surveillance
A private individual used video surveillance in an apartment complex. However, this surveillance system also filmed areas that were accessible to all residents or the general public. These areas included parking lots, sidewalks, the courtyard, the garden and access roads to the complex. Even private gardens of neighboring houses were partially filmed. The private individual did not have consent from those filmed and had not properly signposted the surveillance. In addition, the system filmed the hallways of the building and residents of neighboring apartments entering and exiting their apartments. As a result, the surveillance system invaded the personal space of the neighbors.
Video surveillance was not limited to areas where the data controller has full control. As a result, the system violates the DSGVO’s principle of minimality. For this reason, a fine of 2200€ was imposed by the data protection authority.
Art des Verstoßes:
Illegal data collection
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