Electronic surveillance at the University of Akureyri

Electronic surveillance at the University of Akureyri is conducted on the basis of the legitimate interest of the University of Akureyri relating to the safeguarding of property and security, cf. item 6, Article 9 of Act No. 90/2018 and section f, paragraph 6 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. The party responsible for the electronic surveillance is the University of Akureyri. The processing of personal information relates to footage created during the surveillance and where it is possible to observe individuals who have traversed the area and their activities being surveyed.

In case of incidents requiring the scrutiny of footage, this is taken care of by the person responsible for the processing in co-operation with Nortek which is in charge of the implementation of the electronic surveillance. Footage containing information regarding accidents or punishable activities may also be submitted to the police. Footage may be delivered to an insurance company in the event this is required in relation to an insurance-related matter. In other respects, see Articles 5 and 10 of Regulations No. 50/2023 on Electronic Surveillance.

Footage is stored for 30 days and subsequently deleted. It is possible, however, to preserve them for a longer period if needed for the purpose of a claim being determined, expressed or defended with regard to a court case or any comparable legal requirement. In the event that footage is submitted to the police, other copies of the footage are deleted. In other respects, see item 2, paragraph 2 of Article 5 and Article 11 of Regulations No. 50/2023 on Electronic Surveillance.

You are entitled to see footage where you are visible. You also have the right to receive a copy of such footage, provided this does not infringe upon the rights and freedom of others. In other respects, your rights are in accordance with Chapter III of Act on Data Protection and the Processing of Personal Data No. 90/2018, cf. the provisions of Chapter III of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. You are entitled to file a complaint to the Icelandic Data Protection Authority if you feel that the processing of your personal data is in violation of legislation the Act on Data Protection and the Processing of Personal Data.

The person in charge of processing is Gunnar Rúnar Gunnarsson, Director of Real Estate at the University of Akureyri. His phone number is 460-8023 and his email address is gunnar@unak.is.

The joint data protection officer of the Icelandic public higher education institutions is Magnús Jökull Sigurjónsson, lawyer. The data protection officer may be contacted by email at mjs@hi.is.

Contact can also be made by email at personuvernd@unak.is.