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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: LfDI Mecklenburg-Vorpommern addresses data subject rights regarding Google and Apple's camera and sensor use

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ('LfDI Mecklenburg-Vorpommern') issued, on 3 June 2022, a statement on data subjects' rights with regards to Apple and Google's services' updating and re-recording of street views and building fronts in the area. In particular, the LfDI Mecklenburg-Vorpommern stated that to do so, the companies are using cars equipped with several sensors and cameras driving through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In this regard, the LfDI Mecklenburg-Vorpommern noted that the companies have promised that people and licence plates will automatically be made unrecognisable, however views of front gardens/facades of houses remain. In this regard, the LfDI Mecklenburg-Vorpommern emphasised the existing possibilities of the right to object to the processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') for data subjects concerned. 

You can read the press release, only available in German, here