It is perfectly legal to install and use vehicle cameras in your vehicles, albeit some European countries have much more stringent laws surrounding their use and the use of the video. These change regularly, so if you are a pan-European freight/logistics company we would strongly suggest you review the laws for the countries you travel in, however, we have had no reports of problems from Irish and UK companies using cameras abroad to date.
BUT…the one thing you must be very careful about is the use of the footage you take. So here are a couple of points to bear in mind:
In short, a court would take a dim view if content you recorded was used for entertainment purposes rather than protection of your fleet.
This is the first in a series of articles on the subject of vehicle cameras and the law, however, should you have any concerns about the implementation or use of vehicle cameras, we would suggest you consult with your solicitor.