Dashboard camera (dashcam) recordings may be admissible as evidence in a criminal procedure. The District Court of Nienburg ruled that its admissibility will depend on length and applicability to the case in question. However, the court emphasized that the use of dashcam will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
This represents a slight shift in German law. The first trial which dealt with this question in the administrative court of Ansbach held that the privacy interests of secretly filmed persons outweigh the interests of a car driver trying to secure evidence in the event of an accident.