Can pupils record lessons at school? In general, yes, but with some caveats. Here’s what the Privacy Guarantor says in a FAQ dedicated to the matter. The practice of recording is widespread among university students, less so at school and the issue still raises many perplexities.
For the Privacy Guarantor it is lawful to record the lesson for personal purposes, for example for reasons of individual study, compatibly with the specific school provisions in this regard.
For any other use or possible dissemination, even on the Internet, it is first necessary to inform the people involved in the registration (professors, students…) and obtain their consent.
With regard to the video footage or photographs taken by parents on trips or during performances, the Guarantor states that they do not violate privacy, because the images, in these cases, are collected for personal purposes and intended for a family or friend environment. However, particular attention must be paid to the possible publication of the same images on the Internet and on social networks. In the event of the dissemination of images of minors, it becomes essential to obtain the consent of those exercising parental responsibility.