The Irish Data Protection Commission has determined motorists who use dash cams to get discounts from insurance companies should know the legal responsibilities they take on under data protection laws, The Irish Times reports. The DPC said in a guidance note any personal data captured by the cameras, such as an image or audio, must be processed “in a transparent manner.” Drivers who use a dash cam are advised to ask their insurer for their data retention policies. “Where the use of as dash cam is incentivised in this way, the driver is exhibiting a clear prior purpose and intention to obtain and process the personal data of other persons, for the purpose of recording accidents,” the guidance note states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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