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Spain: AEPD fines Laboratorio Octogón €1,000 for installing video surveillance system in violation of data minimisation principle

The Spanish data protection authority ('AEPD') issued, on 22 March 2021, a decision in proceeding PS/00295/2020, fining Laboratorio Octogón S.L €1,000 for the installation of video surveillance system that could monitor common areas, thus interfering with the privacy of third parties without a legal basis. In particular, the decision highlights that this resulted in the violation of the data minimisation principle under Article 5(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'), as personal data processed through this system was not adequate, relevant, and limited to what was necessary.

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