NAIH - NAIH/2020/2729/15
|NAIH - NAIH/2020/2729/15|
|Relevant Law:||Article 5(1)(b) GDPR|
Article 5(1)(c) GDPR
Article 13(1) GDPR
|National Case Number/Name:||NAIH/2020/2729/15|
|European Case Law Identifier:||n/a|
|Original Source:||NAIH (Hungary) (in HU)|
The Hungarian DPA (NAIH) fined a construction company close to €2000 for excessive monitoring of property which allowed for the surveillance of employees without their knowledge.
English Summary[edit | edit source]
Facts[edit | edit source]
A construction company had installed a video surveillance system on a construction site to protect the property and the physical integrity of employees. However, cameras partially captured a social room and activities of the employees. They had not been sufficiently informed about that while signing a contract, having knowledge only about the video system monitoring the property.
Dispute[edit | edit source]
Is a video surveillance system that partially captures activities of employees without their knowledge compliant with Article 5 GDPR?
Holding[edit | edit source]
The DPA concluded that the video surveillance system introduced by the company was unreasonable and that it failed to provide sufficient information about collection of personal data from its employees. The company was fined 700.000 HUF and instructed to change the angle of view of the camera so that it doesn't monitor workers' activities.
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English Machine Translation of the Decision[edit | edit source]
The decision below is a machine translation of the Hungarian original. Please refer to the Hungarian original for more details.