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Data protection statement for camera surveillance

Articles 13 and 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Informing a data subject. Drawn up on May 14, 2018; Updated on August 7, 2020

1. Representative of controller

Attendant Mikko Ilanko

E-mail address:
Telephone: +358 400 792 031

2. Name of register

Camera surveillance register

3. Basis for processing

Legitimate interest of controller

4. Purposes for processing personal data

The use of a video surveillance system is needed for the administration and activities of the University of the Arts Helsinki. 

  • ensuring the personal safety of employees and/or of others in the employer’s premises 
  • protection of property
  • pro-active prevention of harm
  • monitoring of the appropriate functioning of production processes 
  • and prevention or clarification of situations likely to endanger any of the above.

5. Description of data subject groups

Persons moving in the premises of the University of the Arts Helsinki or in their immediate vicinity

6. Description of personal data groups

Data group

  • Video recording

Retention period

  • approx. 1 month
  • the retention period of material transferred to authorities is determined pursuant to the data protection principles of the authorities in question

7. Regular data sources

Camera surveillance equipment (including related software)

8. Availability and disclosure of data

Internal security personnel 

The video recordings can only be accessed by persons designated by the controller

9. Personal data recipient groups

Police authorities for preliminary investigation

10. Transfer of data outside the EU or the EEA

No data is transferred outside the EU or the EEA.

11. Principles of register protection

Several technical and organizational measures have been implemented to protect the video surveillance system and personal data.

The measures implemented include the following:

  • The servers intended for storing saved images are situated in protected places equipped with physical safeguards: the logical network area is protected by network-protecting firewalls; the main data systems containing data are burglary-protected.
  • the storage devices are situated in property premises to which only the personnel of the facility and IT services of the University of the Arts Helsinki have access.
  • Camera surveillance is carried out by authorized personnel only.
  • Users are given access rights only to the data that they need in order to perform their duties.
  • The controller designates the persons given access rights to the camera surveillance recordings.
  • Only the person in charge of the system designated by the controller may grant, alter, or revoke access rights.

12. Information

Notices by the entrances of University buildings 

  • The public is informed about the video surveillance with stickers at the entrances of all buildings including parking halls.

The data protection statement of camera surveillance is published on the University website,