Use Of CCTV In Disciplinary Processes: New Ruling from The Court Of Appeal

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 June 2022
Bernard Martin
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Data Protection; Discipline; Dismissal; Use of CCTV

In Doolin v DPC [2022], the Court of Appeal (COA) examined the use by an employer of CCTV footage for disciplinary purposes. Upholding an earlier decision of the High Court, it found such use constituted unlawful further processing. This month wetake a look at the COA's decision and what it means for employers. 


Less than a week after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, graffiti stating: “Kill all whites, Isis is my life” was carved into a table in Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Service (the "Hospice"). Gardaíadvised the Hospice to review CCTV to ascertain who had accessed the room over the previous days. A viewing of the footage showed Mr Doolin entering the room on a

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Bernard Martin
A&L Goodbody

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