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Czech Republic: UOOU issues decision on installation of camera system

The Office for Personal Data Protection ('UOOU') published, on 10 May 2022, its decision on a complaint, issued on the same date, in which it decided that the installation of dummy cameras in a workplace did not violate the General Data Protection (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') following an investigation.

Background to the case

In particular, the UOOU detailed it had received a complaint on the installation of a camera system to monitor and control employees.

Findings of the Persónuvernd

In this context, the UOOU found that the camera system was not functioning but rather a dummy camera and thus did not fall within the remit of the GDPR.

Outcome

In light of the above, the UOOU suggested that the matter should be referred to the competent employment inspectorate for investigation as it may constitute a violation of employment law regulations.

You can read the decision, only available in Czech, here.