The Communites of Owners must comply with the Organic Law about Data Protection
The Spanish Agency for Data Protection recently published its Annual Report for the year 2009.
In this Report it is highlighted that the greatest number of sanctions during 2009 were accumulated in the Communities of Owners in matters related to video surveillance and the area of delinquency.
The main reasons for complaint and punishment in the video surveillance sector have been the absence of information signs, the recording or capture of images on public roads and the absence of a contract with an accredited security company.
With respect to the cases related to the infractions concerning the claims of debts, it has been appreciated how the complaints related to the improper inclusion in files of defaulters for debts that were subject to judicial, arbitral or administrative claim have proliferated; or for violating the duty of secrecy when trying to collect the debt, disclosing the alleged amount to relatives and relatives to force collection.
It is important to emphasize that, the procedures resolved by A.E.P.D. where it has been decided to impose sanctions, the monetary fines have reached 420,000 Euros in certain cases, so we recommend putting the management of the Data Protection of your Community in the hands of a specialist, given that it is an increasing problem in Communities of Owners and that can bring more than one dislike to your neighbors.
From Resortalia we will be happy to help your Community in complying with the Data Protection Law.