The big news with the Camera Surveillance Act is that the requirement for permits is limited to authorities and certain others who perform tasks of general interest, such as public transport. This means that camera surveillance of stores, for example, becomes state-free. Regardless of whether you need to apply for a permit, there are provisions that must be followed for how to handle the filmed material, description of the purpose and when it is removed. There are also requirements for protection in the form of technical or organisational measures to avoid unauthorised processing or loss of information. There are also transitional rules that means that permits for camera surveillance that have already been applied for are valid until further notice.
The law applies if the camera surveillance concerns permanent, regular or repeated personal surveillance if the camera is not operated from the scene.
This means that there are requirements for information about the surveillance, who performs it and where to get more information about the processing and the individual's rights.
At Västtrafik, our transport companies are responsible for monitoring their vehicles. In genera,l for stores and travel centres, västtrafik AB is responsible.
On public transport in the Västra Götaland region, staff can be equipped with body-worn cameras for image and sound recording.
See further information under the respective mode of transport/transport company and function.