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

By: 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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What ********

** ******** ****, *** CNIL ************** **, * **** ****** academy **** ***** *** students **** ** ****-***** in ****** ******* ** its******* ** * ****** tech ***********.

*** ********** **** ***** French********************** ***** **’* ************ camera ********* ******** * ******* of ******. ** **** of *** ******* ** radical ************, ***** ** allows *** ******** ** view ****-**** ***** ** the ************ ******. **** ******* *** ********** used ** **** ******** to **** *** *** on ****** ********, *** was **** *** ****** behind *** **** ** a ******** ******** ***** of ***** **’* ******** and * ***** ** work.

CNIL ********** *******

******* ********* *** *******’* **-****** surveillance ****** ***** * number ** ****** ******* regulations. ********************:

  • ******* **** **** ****** in **********, ******** *********, and ***** ****** ***** which ****** ******** *** staff ******* ****** **** hours. (******* ************ ** only ******* ** **** entrances *** ***** ** outside ******* *****.)
  • ******** ***** ******* ** view ***** ***** ************ feeds ** **** ****, although **** **** *** given ****** ** ****** video. (****** *********** ********* these ***** *** **** be ****** ** ************** and ******** *************.)
  • ****** ** *** ****** video ************ ****** *** protected ** * ****** password ******** ** * alphanumerical **********.
  • *** ****** *** *** up ***** ************ ******* signs, *** ***** ***** did *** ******* *** details ***** *** **** video *** ***** ******, the ******* ** **********, or *** ** ******* in **** ** * complaint.

Other ******

***** ***** ************ *** the **** ***** ** the ****’* **********, ***** personal **** ********** **** found, *********:

  • ************** ******** ****** ******** information ***** ******** ** an ******** ******** ******** their ********, **** ** one *******’* **** *********** being *** ** ********** caused ** *** ******’* cancer.
  • ******** ***** **** *****-**-*** passwords ** ***** ** the ******’* ****** ******* being **** ** ****** new ****.
  • ***** *****-**** ********* **** weak ** ****** *** complexity.

Two ****** ** ****** ** *** **

*** ************ ***** ******** ** the ********** ****.

** *** ***** ***** 42 *** ****** ** comply *** ******** ** that ******* ** ** so ***** ***** * fine ** ** *.* million *****. *** ******* required *******:

  • ******** ******* **** ******* students *** ***** ****** working ***** (***** **** main ********/**** *******)
  • ****** *** ******** ** allowing ******** ** ****** video ************ *****
  • ******** ********* ******** *** they *** ***** ******, how **** *** ******* is ***** ******, *** who ** ******* *** complaints
  • **** ******* **** ******* to ********’ ******** ***********, not ***** ******** *****
  • ********* ******** ****** *** complexity

GDPR ************

*** **** **** **** that ***** ** ** not ***** ******** *** violating *** ****, *** EU-wide **** ******* *** whose *********** ***** ** video ************ ** **** ways (**** *** ***** ************ Guide.)

****’* ******* *** ****’* inspection **** ***** ** February, *** ****** ****** the **** *** *********** in ***.

***** ** *** ***** in **** ******. *** the ****’* ********** ***** place ***** *** ****, it ***** ** **** to ******** **** ************ ** ** ** 20 ******* ***** ** 4% ** ****** *******.

*** ****’* *********** *** all ***** ********** ** core **** **********, **** as:

  • ************ “**** ********** ** design *** *******” ******* strong ********** (******* **)
  • ********* **** ******** *** is *********** **** *** for **** ******* (******* **)
  • ******* *** ***** ** collected **** “******* ** what ** ********* ** relation ** *** ******** for ***** **** *** processed” (******* *)

***** **’* **** ** thus * **** ******** that *** ***** ** the ** **** ** think ********* ***** ******* their ******* ***** ** interpreted ** *********** ** “excessive”, ********** ***** *** GDPR’s ******* *********.

***** ** *** *** respond ** ****’* ******* for *******.

Comments (13)

** ** **** ********* until **** **** ******* "Charlie" **** ******. **** they **** ** ******* around *********** ****** ** source *** *** ***** footage **** *** *** their ***** **. * do, ******* ***** **** it ****** *** ** made ********** ** ****** other **** *** ************** of *** ****** *** should **** ** **** for * ******* ****** of ****..

* ***** **** ******** clickbait ***** ****** '******* **** **** ****** in **********, ******** *********', surely ** *** ***** Hik :) :).

** *** ***********, * am ***** ** *** this ***********. *********** ** control **** ** * good *****, ** **** case ******.

** *** ****:

** ** **** ********* until **** **** ******* "Charlie" **** ******

*** **** ** *** government ***** **** ** surveillance ** ****** ******. This *** ******* ** do **** *** ********* CCTV ** ** * certain ********.

 

*** **** *** *** not **** **** ** not ***** ***** ******* sense. ** *** *********** the **** **** ************ applies. *** *** ****** inside, *** *** *** record **** *** ****, but *** *** *** film *** ****** ****. It's ****** *** ** your ********.

 

***** *** *** ***** blame *** *** *** 5 ***** ************ ********?

*** *** ****** ******, and *** *** ****** your *** ****, *** you *** *** **** the ****** ****. **'* simply *** ** **** business.

**'* *** ** **** business ***** ******* ****** runs *** *** *** road ** ****** ** accident.

****** *** **** ** private ******** **’* ***** not **** ********. ********** owned **** *** ****, it’s ** ** ********** to ******* **** *******. And ****’* * **** thing, ** ******** **** neighbors *** *** ***** who ****** ******* ** your ***** *** ********. 

** ***** **"**** ** case", **'* ** ** record ******** *** ******** outside ** **? ******* parking ** **** **** * camera ******** ** **** children ** **** **** is "**"? ** ***** ** you **** *** ****? Using **** ******* * perv ******* **** **** from * ******** ***** be ********** ** * third ***** ******* *** scene *** ********* **** - *******, ***, * crime *** **** ******** on * ****** ************. Whereas **** ******* **** has ******* ** ** with *** ** **? Do *** ***** **** cameras ** ** **** doors ******, **** ** case * ******* ****** your ******** **** *****?

 

 

********

****** * ** ********, their ***** ** *** that **** *** ********* footage ** *** ****** road, *** **** **** have ********* ******** ** INSIDE ***** ********. ** it ** * ********* funded *******, **** *** areas ****** *** ******* are ******* *** *** accessible ** *** ******* public. 

 

** ****,

* ******* *** *** correct, **'* *** * public ****. ***, ****** it's * ****** ****** or *******, ** *** EU ***** *** ***** on **** ***** *** data ************.

** **** ** ******, if *** *** * shop *** *** *** building *** ****, *** still *** *** ***** 20 ******* ** * simple ***** ****. ************ of **** ***** *** can *** *** **** than ****** ** **** the ****, *** ******** goal **** *** **** to *******.

****, *** *** *** just ***** **** ******* this ** *** **** intrusive *******.
*** **** ** *** less ********* ******** *****, like ****** *******, ********* alarm ***.

 

****, ** ****** ** have ********** ** ****** for **** ******* ******.

*** *** *** ****** due ** *** ******** is ****** **** ***.

*** **** ***** ****** ****.

***** *** **** **** nifty ****** ******** *** the***.

** ****** ** ************:
***** ****,**** ********* **** **** from ****(********* ********, ******* *** accidents) **** *** *** total ** *** *** Americans *** **** ** all *** **** ** American *******, **** ** the ******** **********.

 

*** ******** ****...

* ***** **** ***** to ** **** ************ that **** * ********, known, ********* *********** **** * ****** Office ** "**** *******".

*'** ****** *** **** the ***** *** ** balance, *'* ********* *********** with *** **'* ***** to **** *******. **** my **** ** *** military, *** "***** ****" rules ***** ** ****** to ***** **** **** - **** *** **** right ** *** *** minimum ****** ** ***** required ** ******* *** property ** ******* *** are *********** ***. *** ** ****** the "***** *** ***" approach ** ************ ***** - ***** ** ***** prerogative *** ************** *****.

***** *** *************** *** it *****, ** **** in *** ** ** you *** ****** ***** in ******* *** **** be ******** - *********. The ******** ** **** investigated *** ** *** vast ****** ** ***** no ******* ****** ***** - **** **** **** are ******** (*** ** do **** **** ** the **!). ** *** famous **** ** **** Martin, ***** ** ****** doubt **** ******** *** killing * ********** *** wholly **************** ** *** threat ** *** **********. A sentence **** ****** ** manslaughter ********* *** ****** state *** *** **** he *** **** ****** to ******** *********** ******, but ***** *** *** justify *** ******** *******.

* ******* **** ***** be *** "***** **** ********" ******** **** ******** in ********* - *** was ********* ************ **** the ************ ** *** potential ***** *****, ********* of ******** ******** ** due *******. *** ********** was *** *** ****** never **, **** ***** shooting ** ******** ** alleged **** *******, ***** someone ***** ***** **** is ******* ************ ** challenged *** *** ***** that *** ********* ***** reasonably.

 

 

*'** ****** *** **** the ***** *** ** balance, *'* ********* *********** with *** **'* ***** to **** *******

******* ** *** ********* to*********** ****** ;)

****’* *** **** ******* anyway?

** *** *******, ***, but *** ********** *** the ** **** **** stated **** ***** ******, we **** ***** ****** with ****. ***** ** some **-*********** ******** ****** articles **, ** *** 37 ** **** ************ to ****** *** ** DPA108 ******** *** ***, but *** *** ******* is **** ** ** are ******* ****** ****** for ****, ****** **** change ***** *** ************ of ***** ********** ******* data ********.

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