The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg (LfDI Baden-Württemberg) has issued a Guide for integrating videos into your own web pages published.
Unsurprisingly, the LfDI initially recommends data-saving variants, i.e. in the case of own videos own hosting – as is also possible for fonts – or an alternative such as PeerTube. Otherwise, the LfDI sees a fundamental requirement for consent for own videos, among other things also against the background of, among other things, the Fashion ID judgment. For this purpose, the LfDI recommends the following solution:
With the help of a so-called two-click solution, it is in principle possible for the website operator, as the jointly responsible party with the video platform operator, to obtain consent from the visitorsinside. First, a preview of the external content is displayed – without transmitting the IP address, browser information or other personal information to third parties. Only when visitorsinside actively click on the preview, for example, to watch a video, their data is transmitted.
At foreign videos a consent requirement also applies:
If website operators embed third-party videos from commercial video platforms or third-party websites without joint responsibility pursuant to Art. 26 of the GDPR, reference must be made to the Two-click solution in the following variant: First, a preview should be displayed with a hint to the external content that follows. This hint should inform the visitorThe user must make it clear that when the embedded video is played, for example, the platform operator receives the information about who has just called up which web page, and that it is possible to link this information to existing data.
Only when visitorsinside actively click on the preview, for example, to watch a video, the video platform operator or third parties may receive the IP address, browser information or other personal information.
The LfDI otherwise refers to the German TTDSG as well as data protection requirements in connection with the content of videos.