Data protection information for video surveillance
The University of Klagenfurt handles your personal data with due care and attention. Your personal data is processed in strict compliance with the principles and requirements of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG).
- People who enter the area covered by video surveillance
- People recorded by the video surveillance system, who may be identified where necessary
Purpose of data processing
The University of Klagenfurt uses video surveillance systems solely for the purpose of protecting the university’s property against damage or theft. Video surveillance is intended primarily as a deterrent, but can also been used to provide evidence in the event of actions that may lead to prosecution under criminal or civil law.
The use of video surveillance footage for the purpose of monitoring employees is strictly prohibited.
Video surveillance is used for entrance areas and corridors as well as for those spaces that are subject to an increased risk potential (e.g., PC rooms, library reading rooms).
- Images of the data subjects
- Location and time of recordings
- Identity of the data subjects, where recognisable, if footage is analysed
- Role of the data subjects, e.g. perpetrator, victim or witness
The university has a legitimate interest in protecting the areas covered by video surveillance, in order to prevent and reduce criminal behaviour, as well as to establish the facts of any criminal actions.
The following employer/works council agreement also applies for employees: agreement on use of internet, email, telephone, video surveillance and electronic access system.
For the purpose of internal inspections based on the employer/works council agreement:
- Works councils
- Data protection officer
For the purpose of law enforcement or securing evidence in criminal matters:
- Authorities and/or the courts (for securing evidence in criminal matters)
- Security authorities (for security monitoring purposes)
- Courts (for securing evidence in civil matters)
- Insurance (exclusively for the resolution of insurance cases)
- Lawyers (for the purpose of law enforcement)
The data will not be passed on to any recipients who may use this data for their own purposes.
Data storage duration
- The video surveillance footage is stored in a secure location to prevent unauthorised access (Section 16). After 72 hours, the footage is automatically deleted.
- If there are grounds to suspect the footage contains potential evidence, the storage period set out in Point 1 may be temporarily extended. The footage must be analysed at the earliest opportunity and in line with the provisions of Section 16.
- If the footage is analysed because there are grounds to suspect it contains potential evidence, the data will be stored until the necessary evidence has been secured or any legal proceedings are closed.
Rights of data subjects as defined in Article. 12 et seq. of the GDPR
Fundamentally, you have a right of access, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing and data portability, and the right to object.
Since the processing is based on the legitimate interests of the University of Klagenfurt, you can raise a justified objection; however the objection has no influence on the lawfulness of the processing of your data up to the point of the objection. Although you have the right to object to the processing of your data, it should be assumed that, when considering the balance of interests following an objection, the interests of the data processor in protecting its property (see purpose above) would override the interests of the data subject whose data is being collected, especially given the encryption of the data and the fact that the footage is only analysed where necessary. You should contact the office responsible for data processing in writing if you have any questions concerning your rights.
If you believe that the processing of your data infringes data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, then you can submit a complaint to the data protection officer at University of Klagenfurt dsb [at] aau [dot] at or the Austrian Data Protection Authority.
Persons responsible for data protection
Rectorate of the University of Klagenfurt, 9020 Klagenfurt a.W., Universitätsstraße 65-67, Austria; Data protection officer: dsb [at] aau [dot] at