Cameras in billboards to be provisionally disabled

Cameras in billboards to be provisionally disabled

People next to an advertising column of Exterion Media, for the time being not registered by the cameras next to the signs.

The company set the sensors time being. Reason is the commotion about the cameraatjes, including Central station, hung.

According to Exterion counting the sensors how many people are there along the screen. There are no images, the images are not saved and the camera’s can’t see who it is, emphasizes the company.

In Amsterdam Central station are 35 signs with working cameras, which are now being turned off. The columns are also on other stations, including in Amersfoort, where the cameras not to have been.

The advertising agency also had billboards in several shopping malls, including Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht and the Centre of Amstelveen. It was last week, unclear whether the cameras there were used.

Authority personal data

Privacyweekhond Authority for Personal data protection (AP) is investigating whether the cameras are allowed. In general, people may only be filmed if they have given permission, and should they be free to refuse.

But if camera does not keep track of who is involved, there is no question of personal data and the authority. In the investigation of the AP is necessary to consider the extent to which there is persoonsdata.

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