On August, 31 the Greek Data Protection Authority informed Homo Digitalis that it requested information by the Greek Police regarding its contract for smart policing software. Homo Digitalis had filed a requested to the DPA on March 2020.

The DPA calls the Police to inform it regarding the contract signed with INTRACOM TELECOM. More precisely, it requests the Police to provide for a legal basis for the intended processing, as well as the data retention period, information provided to data subjects, etc.

Moreover, the DPA calls the Police to inform it if it has made a Data Protection Impact Assessment on the consequences of the use of such a software on citizens’ rights. The DPA underlines that a DPIA must be conducted not only prior to the operation of such a software, but also prior to its supply, in order to ensure that  privacy-by design standards are met.