Video surveillance: ins and outs of data protection
Cameras can do much more than just capture video. They have proven useful in monitoring traffic or providing data to make our cities smarter and safer. But privacy is just as important. It isn’t always clear which legislation applies to which use of cameras: different regulations are in force for different situations. Furthermore, there are other bodies that regulate the use of cameras.
We need to know: which criteria determine which regulations apply? Is there a difference between public and private sectors? Does the reason for collecting the data matter? And how do you raise awareness on the need to balance the technical possibilities with the protection of personal data?
Takeaways from the Beltug N-sight of 25 May 2021
25 / 05 / 21
In this N-sight, we first found out about the legal considerations for video surveillance from Allen and Overy and FIT4PRIVACY. Then, we heard the real-life user story of how Infrabel/TUC RAIL is raising awareness about surveillance and privacy.
The presentations and recording of the event are available to Beltug members (after login).
- Allen and Overy presentation: The legal framework for video surveillance and privacy
- FIT4PRIVACY presentation: Privacy and video surveillance: Practical challenges
- Infrabel User story: Infrabel’s awareness-raising process for camera surveillance and protection of personal data