Dashcams illegal in Austria and Luxembourg

I see you have links to discussions on and purchase of dashcams.

I just had some German friends visiting, and they noticed my dashcam. They mentioned this was not permitted in Germany, so I did some checking. It appears dashcams are legal (but frowned upon) in Germany, "discouraged" in Switzerland and actually illegal in Austria and good-old Luxembourg. Huge potential fines in Austria. This could catch quite a few summer travellers out? Apparently the EU is not that harmonious.

https://driveeuropenews.com/2014/09/24/zeelandbrug/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashcam#Legality

Regards
Steve

Asked on 29 March 2016 by CanAmSteve

Answered by Honest John
Maybe something to do with privacy laws. But fair warning. Thank you.
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