French Government Threatens School with $1.7M Fine For “Excessive Video Surveillance”

Author: Charles Rollet, Published on Nov 14, 2018

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The French government has notified a high-profile Paris coding academy that it risks a fine of up to 1.5 million euros (about $1.7m) if it doesn’t overhaul its video surveillance system, which was deemed “excessive” for constantly filming students and allowing them to view real-time footage of their peers.

In this note, we examine the alleged violations, what changes the academy has to make, and what this means given this year’s implementation of the European Union’s new data privacy regulations.

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