September 2020 marks the beginning of a new school and academic year marked by the context of a coronavirus pandemic, with an unstoppable increase in the number of people infected, and with a clear absence of concrete and uniform guidelines from the competent public authorities. Among the measures proposed, in order to prevent the spread of the virus in schools and universities, promoting a semi-presential or online education, the installation of video cameras in classrooms has been announced. The transition from traditional face-to-face education to online education implies not only the installation of audiovisual devices or the use of virtual environments or platforms, but also the guarantee that the information, images or voice that these devices capture, disseminate or store will do so respecting, among other things, the privacy of their owners and their control over their personal data. We analyze here whether such a measure is necessary and proportional to the legitimate aim pursued of guaranteeing the right to education, as well as the requirements and criteria necessary for its legality.
PALABRAS CLAVE Cámaras, Centros educativos, COVID-19, Derecho a la propia imagen, Enseñanza online, Menores, Pandemia, Protección de datos, Videocámaras