Security and access

Security and access

Security and access

Information regarding the processing of personal data by means of video surveillance

  1. Data Controller:

HELLENIC PARLIAMENT, Parliament Mansion (Megaro Voulis), 10021, Athens, tel: +30 210 3707000.

  1. Contact in charge of the video surveillance system:

Security Service of the Hellenic Parliament (Υ.Α.Β.Ε.) Office of the Officer in charge [tel. +30 210 3707100, e-mail: ]

  1. Data Protection Officer:
  1. Purpose of processing:

We operate a video surveillance system to strengthen the security of the Hellenic Parliament and in particular to prevent malicious acts and to control access, to protect the lives, the physical safety and the belongings of the personnel of the Hellenic Parliament , the Members of Parliament and their associates, the authorised journalists, the persons working in the spaces provided by the Parliament to the Parliamentary Groups as well as third parties (e.g. visitors, providers etc.) who are authorised to be within the controlled area.

  1. Short description of the video surveillance system

Through the video surveillance system we only collect image data – never sound - to the extent that is necessary and appropriate to achieve the above purpose and for this reason we limit the surveillance to outside and internal spaces of the buildings of the Parliament, where we have concluded there is a higher risk of malicious activity such as for example at the main entrances, the emergency exits and the parking spaces as well as where there is a bigger need for security due to the nature and the location of the buildings, including  a limited area which surrounds the Parliamentary buildings. We do not focus on specific areas, such as for example the offices of the personnel or Members of the Parliament, the corridors and generally where the privacy of the individuals whose images are captured, including the right of respect of personal data, is excessively violated.

  1. Legal basis

The above described processing is necessary for the fulfilment of the duties of the Hellenic Parliament for the public interest which is also the legal basis for the processing (art. 6 para. 1 (e) of the GDPR).

  1. Recipients

The retained material is only accessible to the responsible/ authorised personnel which has the duty to ensure the safety of the area and specifically the Security Service of the Hellenic Parliament (Υ.Α.Β.Ε.). Τhe material is not transmitted to third parties, with the exception of the following cases: α) to the authorised judicial authorities, the public prosecutor’s office and police authorities when it includes information which is necessary to investigate an offence against persons or possessions of the Data Controller b) to the authorised judicial authorities, the public prosecutor’s office and police authorities when they legally request data during the exercise of their duties, and c) to the victim or the perpetrator of an offence, when the relevant data may constitute proof of the act.

  1. Retention period

We retain the data for fifteen (15) days, following which they are automatically deleted. If an incident comes to our attention in the meantime, we isolate part of the video and keep it for one (1) further month, for the purpose of investigating the incident and commence legal proceedings to protect our legitimate interests, whilst if the incident concerns a third party we will keep the video for up to a further three (3) months.

  1. Rights of the data subjects

The data subjects have the following rights:

  • Right of access: You have the right to be informed of whether we process your image and, if so, to receive a copy of it.

  • Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing, such as for example not to delete data which you consider necessary to substantiate, lodge or prove a claim.

  • Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing.

  • Rights to erasure: You have the right to request the erasure of your data.

    You can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail to: or a letter to our postal address  [Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion (Megaro Voulis), 10021, Athens, Security Service of the Hellenic Parliament]. To process a request related to your image, you will need to advise when approximately you were within the reach of our video surveillance and give us an image of yours, to enable us to locate your data and withhold the data which portray third parties. We will also need to confirm your identity and for this reason we will need a copy of your identity card or passport. Please note that the exercise of your right to object or right to erasure does not mean that your data will be immediately deleted or that the processing will be amended. In any event we will respond in detail as soon as possible, within the timeframe set by the GDPR.

  1. Right to lodge a complaint

If you consider that the processing of your data violates the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a Supervisory Authority. In Greece the competent supervisory authority is the Data Protection Authority, Kifissias 1-3, 115 23, Athens,, tel. +30 210 6475600.

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