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Privacy watch dog investigates the camera’s in reclamezuilen at a railway-station

Privacy watch dog investigates the camera’s in reclamezuilen at a railway-station

The Authority Personal data (AP) talks to the NS about cameras that are processed in reclamezuilen on platforms.

That confirms a spokesperson from the privacy watch dog Monday against NU.nl after news coverage of the NOS.

The NS reported Monday morning himself on Twitter that there are cameras in the columns sit, after a user of the social network had noted that a digital advertising display with a camera seemed to be.

According to the NS and the company behind the columns, Exterion Media, no images will be stored with the cameras. However, people are counted and to see how long the passersby to the advertisements look.

In Amsterdam Central station are a 35 reclamezuilen with working cameras present. At several other locations, including at the railway station in Amersfoort, the cameras, according to a spokesman of Exterion against the NIS.

Shopping malls

According to the spokesman of the AP allowed cameras in principle, only by municipalities and the police to be placed in the public space.

According to her, should still be evident in the extent to which personal data will be stored with the cameras. “You need to know exactly what is included, what is being stored, or data traceable to persons.” The AP is going about this in conversation with the NS.

The reclamezuilen of Exterion Media is also more than a hundred Dutch shopping centres, including Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht and the Centre of Amstelveen, says the company on its site. It is not clear whether the cameras there are on. The AP says first bet on the stations to investigate, and then possibly move forward to use of the cameras in other locations.

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