A car with a hidden camera in the rear window was parked at the harbor in Njarðvík, Southwest Iceland, for several days. The Directorate of Fisheries had placed the car there to observe the unloading of catch and whether all fish was weighed as it should.
The car was removed on Tuesday evening after local news website Víkurfréttir reported its presence at the harbor.
District Court lawyer Ingvi Snær Einarsson at LEX law firm told visir.is that the directorate may be in violation of the laws on the protection of a person.
Head of the Directorate of Fisheries Eyþór Björnsson explained that the directorate used various methods for surveillance, including cameras, and that the car had been part of the investigation work it is obligated to carry out.