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In Doolin v DPC [2020], the High Court held that an employer’s use of CCTV footage in an employee’s disciplinary proceedings constituted unlawful further processing. It concluded that the Data Protection Commission (DPC) had made an “error of law” in their finding that no further processing of the CCTV footage had occurred. The Court found that the CCTV footage was lawfully collected for security purposes. However, the CCTV footage was then unlawfully further processed for the purpose of the disciplinary proceedings, which was incompatible with the original purpose for which the CCTV footage was processed. The decision shows the importance of only using personal data, particularly CCTV footage, for the purpose for which it was collected.

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The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has published updated guidance on the use of CCTV, and new guidance on the use of Body Worn Cameras and Drones. While guidance issued by the DPC is not legally binding, it is regarded as best practice, and organisations should take steps to comply with same.


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