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Camera surveillance (CCTV)

Purpose of surveillance

Lund University operates camera surveillance (CCTV)for the purposes of preventing, hindering, uncovering and deterring criminal acts within the buildings and facilities in which the University operates, and by doing so protects its staff, guests and property from criminal acts. 

Legal basis

The processing of personal data that takes place as a result of camera surveillance is a necessary part of the University’s remit of carrying out a task in the public interest. 

Scope of processing

The processing covers the storage of images from camera surveillance.

No sound recording takes place during camera surveillance. 

Access to surveillance material

Only authorised persons within Lund University have access to the stored material. 

Stored material can be handed over to the police or equivalent law enforcement authority to assist in criminal investigations. 

Security companies have access to real-time streams from the surveillance cameras when responding to alarms. They do not, however, have access to stored material. 

Storage of material

The University stores materials for a period not longer than 30 days, unless the material has been requested by the police or other law enforcement authority.

The rights of those filmed

Individuals who are recorded in the camera footage have a number of rights. These essentially mean that the person filmed has the right to control their personal data by obtaining information about when and how the data is processed.

In certain circumstances, those recorded have the right to have information corrected, deleted or blocked. They can also find out what data is being processed and move their data.

For further information about rights, see:

Processing of personal data at Lund University (Lund University central website) 

Contact details

Personal data processing is done by Lund University. 

If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights, contact dataskyddsombud [at] lu [dot] se (dataskyddsombud[at]lu[dot]se)

If you consider that your personal data has not been processed in accordance with the Camera Surveillance Act or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you are entitled to submit a complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (formerly the Swedish Data Protection Authority).