Video surveillance

Video surveillance is a common and legally permitted means of data processing. However, if you are conducting video surveillance, you should consider specific rules and regulations established by the law:
• Video surveillance is admissible only if it is necessary for the purposes of protecting a person’s security, property, classified information and protecting children from undue influence. Using video surveillance for other purposes, e.g. to monitor the performance of duties by employees is inadmissible;
• A video surveillance system may only be used to monitor outdoor perimeters and entrances of buildings. Video surveillance at a workplace shall be admissible only in exceptional cases, if it is necessary for the purposes of protection of security or property, or for the protection of classified information and achievement of these purposes by other means is impossible. In such cases every employee shall be informed about this in a written form;
• It is necessary to put up a relevant warning sign in a visible place;
• Video surveillance in changing rooms and places of hygiene is prohibited;
• Data obtained through video surveillance must be accessible only to duly authorized persons, while video footage must be stored only for the period necessary to achieve a specific purpose;
• Data controller must create a filing system designated for storing videorecordings. Aside from recordings (image/voice), the system must contain information about the date, place and time of data processing.