AEPD - PS/00273/2019

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AEPD - PS/00273/2019
Authority: AEPD (Spain)
Jurisdiction: Spain
Relevant Law: Article 5(1)(c) GDPR
Article 12 GDPR
Article 13 GDPR
Article 30(1) GDPR
Article 58(2) GDPR
Article 83(2) GDPR
Article 83(5) GDPR
Type: Complaint
Outcome: Upheld
Decided: n/a
Published: n/a
Fine: 2000 EUR
National Case Number/Name: PS/00273/2019
European Case Law Identifier: n/a
Appeal: Unknown
Original Language(s): Spanish
Original Source: Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (in ES)
Initial Contributor: Silvia López Arnao

Spanish DPA (AEPD) holds that the installation of video surveillance systems that capture images of common areas of the neighborhood violates Article 5 of the GDPR (data minimization).

English Summary


A neighbor had placed cameras in his door directed to common areas, stairs and corridors, recording all of the rest of the neighbors who passed by


Does the installation of surveillance systems that capture images of common areas of the neighborhood respect the principle of data minimization under the GDPR?


The DPA held that the installation of this type of system must be oriented preferably towards the access points to be protected and should not be oriented towards common or transit areas of the other neighbors, and it must also have the corresponding information sign, indicating that it is a video-surveillance area.


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English Machine Translation of the Decision

The decision below is a machine translation of the Spanish original. Please refer to the Spanish original for more details.