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EDPB adopts new video surveillance guidelines, calls for 'comprehensive' EU-US cloud deal

Thursday 11 July 2019 | 15:28 CET | News
The European Union's Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the EEA's data protection authorities, assembled in the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), discussed the implications of the US Cloud Act and new video surveillance guidelines, among other topics, at their 12th plenary session in Brussels. The EDPB said the new video surveillance guidelines adopted at the meeting are designed to clarify how the GDPR applies to the processing of personal data when using video devices. 

The guidelines, which will be subject to public consultation, cover the lawfulness of processing, the applicability of the household exemption and the disclosure of footage to third parties, among other topics, said the EDPB.

The EDPB also adopted a joint EDPB-EDPS reply to the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs’ (LIBE) request for a legal assessment regarding the implications of the US Cloud Act. In a statement, the EDPB and EDPS stressed that “a comprehensive EU-US agreement regarding cross-border access to electronic evidence, containing strong procedural and substantial safeguards for fundamental rights, appears the most appropriate instrument to ensure the necessary level of protection for EU data subjects and legal certainty for businesses.”

The US Cloud Act allows US law enforcement authorities to require the disclosure of data by service providers in the US, regardless of where the data is stored, prompting concerns that it could breach domestic data protection law.


 



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Categories: Internet
Companies: EDPS / European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
Countries: Europe
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