After some police officers in the country were equipped with audio-video recording rooms, more controversies related to personal data protection-GDPR appeared in the public space.
The police recently announced that much of its staff will be equipped with Badge audio-video cameras.There are those rooms that the police carry in the chest during the service and who can record each action, filter or raid.Only the National Supervisory Authority for the Processing of Personal Data (ANSPDCP) entered the wire, the institution that watches over the GDPR.
And from here he left with some sanctions.
Are the cops allowed to record audio-video?
The latest case comes from Cluj, where the General Directorate of Local Police has received a warning from ANSPDCP.The institution found that the provisions of the legislation on the protection of personal data (GDPR) were violated when the police used, during the work program, audio -video surveillance.
It is a sanction similar to the one applied and those from the Local Police Sector 4. In the situation in Cluj, ANSPDCP explained its decision:
What the law says
Important to say that the Local Police in Cluj was not sanctioned with a warning for the actual registration during the actions, but because the agents could not prove that the registered persons gave their consent for the processing of personal data and that these records werenecessary to achieve a goal.
Former Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, declared that these video cameras are meant to hold the citizen to show a civilized conduct in the relationship with the police.
The legislation on the protection of personal data was desired as clear as possible, but it seems that there are some escapes.It is worth mentioning, however, that the police can record the audio-video interventions and rays, only that the institutions they belong to can be sanctioned if the personal data are exploited or used for purposes that violate the right to private life.