Should EU businesses be concerned if police see a business' surveillance cameras filming public areas?
This is what happened with Austria’s first GDPR fine, imposed on a betting shop for filming public areas with its security cameras.
The case racked up a total of almost $6,000 in fines, some of which were for non-GDPR violations. It has been appealed, so is not final. The case is nevertheless an important example of the heightened risk faced by end users in the GDPR era, particularly since it was the GDPR-related fine that was by far the highest.
In this note, we examine:
- How They Got Caught
- Alleged Violations
- GDPR vs non-GDPR Violations
- How The Fines Were Calculated
- Why the GDPR Fine was the Highest
- The frequency of Video Surveillance Fines in Austria
- Timing & Gravity of Offense
- Broader Meaning