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Guidelines on the use of videocams for security and other purposes

Spanish Data Protection Agency

The guide published by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) is part of a set of trade publications produced by the AEPD replacing the earlier "Videosurveillance Guide". The new publication lays out how processing is regulated under the General Data Protection Regulations, in force since May 25, 2018.

It covers the use of security videocams, including an analysis of specific scenarios; another chapter describes numerous cases in which videocams are used for purposes other than security: traffic monitoring, recordings in educational and health centers and for scientific research.           

The guide also describes how images from emerging technologies such as onboard cameras and drones should be processed, indicating those cases when the data protection regulations do not apply.