Automated vehicle manufacturers beware: Blurred images can still be personal data under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  says French Data Protection Authority CNIL in a statement on the use of drones by French police.

If information is blurred only after it is collected, and blurred flows can be accessed in clear images by the agents of the police, this is processing of personal data.

The fact that access is limited only to engineers with very specific rights and requires special a configuration does not change this fact.

Details from CNIL.