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Spain: AEPD fines Worldwide Classic Cars Network €1,500 and imposes corrective measures for having video surveillance without just cause and lack of information posters

The Spanish data protection authority ('AEPD') published, on 23 February 2022, its decision in Proceeding No. PS/00545/2021 in which it imposed two fines totalling €1,500 and corrective measures against Worldwide Classic Cars Network S.L., for violations of Articles 5(1)(c) and 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'), following a complaint submitted by an individual.

Background to the decision

In particular, the AEPD initiated its investigation following a claim filed by the claimant against the defendant for the installation of two video surveillance cameras which captured images of the public. Moreover, the decision provides that the video surveillance cameras did not have informative signs in accordance with the GDPR.

In addition, the decision notes that Worldwide Classic Cars did not present allegations or evidence that contradicts the facts denounced with the period provided.

Findings of the AEPD

Based on the foregoing, the decision emphasises that the facts entail a violation of the provisions of Articles 5(1)(c) and 13 of the GDPR.

Outcomes

Ultimately, the AEPD imposed a fine of €1,000 to Worldwide Classic Cars for violation of Article 5(1)(c) of the GDPR and a further €500 for violation of Article 13 of the GDPR.

In addition, the AEPD ordered Worldwide Classic Cars, within 10 business days, to provide proof of the following measures:

  • removing the cameras from the current location, or redirected them to its particular area;
  • placing the information sign in the video-monitored areas; and
  • storing the information referred to in the GDPR available to those affected.

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