The German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV) has called for a greater appreciation of data protection law and the right of an individual to decide what information about himself should be communicated to others as regards dashboard cameras (dashcams). In particular, DAV states that the permanent use of dashcams constitutes a breach of privacy, and that the unrestricted admission of dashcam recordings as judicial evidence could not be considered lawful. The DAV, however, acknowledges that there can be exceptions. The admissibility had to be examined on a case-by- case basis. Given the current legal uncertainty and the trend toward ever more cars equipped with dashcams, the DVA called for action by the legislator.

DAV Press Release (in German)