News News Flash | Court of Justice of the European Union - Processing of personal data: video surveillance system in the common parts of a residential building 22/10/2020

In the wake of the latest Data Protection News Flash, we once again focus our attention on the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)`s case law, this time on an issue that deals with the processing of personal data through video surveillance.

The ECJ issued a judgment on 11 December 2019, following a request for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 6 (1) (e) and Article 7 (f), of (at the time) Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals concerning the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, as well as and Articles 8 and 52 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (hereinafter “Charter”).

The lawsuit was filed in the context of a dispute between the owner of an apartment in Romania and the joint-owner association of the building in which the apartment is located, with the owner asking that the association be ordered to disable the building's video surveillance system and the remove the three cameras installed in the common parts of the same, as such owner believes that the installation of that system meant a violation of the right to privacy.

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