Transparency: EDPB Guidelines on video surveillance

Lawyer Vincenzo Colarocco

On 10 June 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines no. 3/2019 on data processing in video surveillance, which clarify the terms of the general data protection regulation that apply to the processing of personal data when using video devices, and aim to ensure the consistent application of the GDPR on the subject.

Briefly, with reference to the information to be given to data subjects, the two-level structure is confirmed: summary information (warning sign) and complete information (available for example on the website). The sign must be placed near the camera and must contain all the essential information required by the GDPR. Below is the example of the new version of the information sign provided by the same guidelines.