In a recent action for interim relief, the Administrative Court of Schwerin, the capital of the German Federal State of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, has ruled that video surveillance of publicly accessible space and corresponding Internet streaming could not be justified under the German Data Protection Act. The Data Protection Officer  of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had ordered the plaintiff to adjust his two webcams in such a way that the recorded space, in this case a bicycle lane and a beach promenade, was not under surveillance and that passers-by could not be identified.

Ruling (in German)