Don’t get me wrong, I love it!

But is it GDPR compliant given that people walk up to a camera that will broadcast their image outside of their country?

See also this news story and this one

  • Thanks @DavidSiegel
    – kisspuska
    Jul 5, 2021 at 21:31

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This is most likely OK. Yes, this installation involves the processing of personal data by capturing video feeds. However, this is likely covered by a legitimate interest in doing so. And a real-time video feed is less sensitive than the recording of the installation (such as the video you linked) since the feed is only visible to a small number of people who are in a particular public location. Since the feed is bi-directional, data subjects have a reasonable expectation of being seen, thus supporting a legitimate interest argument. The most difficult part of this installation would be adequate notice per Art 13 GDPR. For more guidance on usage on video cameras, consider EDPB guidelines 3/2019, but they are mostly focused on video surveillance.

That the video feed is transferred to a different country does not matter, since both countries are in the EU. So no international transfer in the sense of Art 44 GDPR has taken place.

  • Thank you for the expert opinion!
    – kisspuska
    Jul 5, 2021 at 21:36
  • This answer would be a lot better if it discussed the actual provisions of the GDPR.
    – phoog
    Jul 5, 2021 at 22:17
  • @phoog and what did you find -1-able about the question?
    – kisspuska
    Jul 5, 2021 at 22:24
  • I’d also like to improve it.
    – kisspuska
    Jul 5, 2021 at 22:25
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    @phoog I've updated the answer to go into a bit more detail, but it's difficult to analyze this in detail unless further circumstances are known, e.g. signage surrounding the installation. If you want sources, please read EDPB guidelines 3/2019. But OP specifically asked about international transfers, and it is perfectly clear that the GDPR doesn't restrict transfers within the EU (if the data processing is otherwise legal).
    – amon
    Jul 6, 2021 at 7:45

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