The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has published its judgement on the domestic purpose exemption of the Data Protection Directive 95/46. The ECJ held that, the operation of a camera system, as a result of which a video recording of people is stored on a continuous recording device such as a hard disk drive, installed by an individual on his family home for the purposes of protecting the property, health and life of the home owners, but which also monitors a public space, does not amount to the processing of data in the course of a purely personal or household activity.

European Court of Justice Judgment