Jul 292009
 
 July 29, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Greece’s privacy watchdog yesterday slammed an amendment, recently passed in Parliament, which paves the way for authorities to use surveillance cameras without restrictions, saying that it provides no safeguards governing how personal data will be handled.

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (APPD) has been locked in a dispute with the government and the police since the 2004 Olympic Games over the suitable use of CCTV cameras and yesterday issued a statement condemning the amendment as being unconstitutional and not in line with European Union legislation.

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