You Are A Camera

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If you are using a Dash Cam for security or accident liability purposes, you should be aware that the publication of footage, for example on social media platforms, represents a further processing and risks infringing the privacy rights of recorded individuals and data protection legislation.

Publication of personal data can be justified in certain circumstances for journalistic purposes but this must be carefully balanced with the privacy rights of the individuals concerned.

Hmm.

Guidance for Drivers on use of “Dash Cams” (Data protection Commission)

17 thoughts on “You Are A Camera

  1. Cian

    Seems a reasonable response to GDPR.
    You are allowed to have a dashcam (for personal use) – but beware publishing stuff on Social Media.

    1. LeopoldGloom

      Recording in a public place etc etc. It’s total bs and a gross misunderstanding of what GDPR is for and to whom it applies. If the data protection commission can’t fathom this stuff, then there’s no hope

      1. Rob_G

        You can record in a public place all day long; from the pull quote above:

        “… you should be aware that the publication of footage, for example on social media platforms, represents a further processing and risks infringing the privacy rights of recorded individuals …”

        They are talking about publishing the footage, not the recording of it.

        1. Mickey Twopints

          They are deluded. They are in no way equipped to censor the internet, however enabled they may like to believe they are. Pointless nonsense.

          1. Jonjo

            There are not trying to police the Internet. They are saying if you publish a video you may be leaving yourself open, if someone in it takes umbrage with it.

            The DPC aren’t going to have a magic button to remove videos on the Internet.

          2. Rob_G

            Music companies are not equipped to ‘censor the internet’ either; however, they can and have successfully prosecuted individuals for distributing their copyrighted music online.

          3. Mickey Twopints

            @Jonjo

            From their own website:

            The DPC handles complaints from individuals who consider that their data protection rights may have been infringed. If we receive a complaint from an individual in relation to a driver operating a Dash Cam, where for example the driver has refused to give access to the images when requested, or refused to give information about why they are collecting the data, the DPC will look into the issue.

            Where the DPC identifies infringements of data protection legislation in any sector or scenario, it has powers to sanction, including to apply large administrative fines.

  2. BS

    there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place. if someone records something on their smartphone/cctv camera/dashcam then puts it online and it catches someone doing something they dont want people to know about thats tough luck, dont do things in public you dont want the public to see!

    1. Cian

      So are you saying don’t break the law in public and you’ll be okay?

      Because that is exactly what DPCI are saying.

    2. Joe Small

      |f a relative of yours was injured or killed in a tragic road accident and someone posted dash cam footage of it online I’m sure you would revise your view that they had no legitimate expectation of privacy.

  3. Mickey Twopints

    Cian can always be relied upon to drag any discussion off into the scrub with his attention seeking blather.

    1. Cian

      Explain please. Both earlier replies were on-topic. (unlike your post [ironic, eh?], and this reply)

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