Video Surveillance by Private Individuals

Where private individuals install CCTV cameras, for example to protect people or deter acts of vandalism, this is governed by the Federal Act on Data Protection if people appearing on the recorded images can be recognised. This is the case irrespective of whether the recordings are saved or not. The processes such as the recording, disclosure, immediate or subsequent viewing or storage of the images must comply with the general principles of data protection.

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Further information

https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/content/edoeb/en/home/data-protection/technologien/videoueberwachung/video-surveillance-by-private-individuals.html