Author Topic: Couple canít store data from camera pointed at next doorís garden  (Read 112 times)

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A judge in a Scottish court has just taken a privacy ruling from cyberspace and applied it to the real world as he fined a couple for videoing their neighbours through a webcam ostensibly set to monitor his back garden.

The same judgment arguably also transfers the obligations of a corporation to the individual, classifying the man doing the filming as a data controller.

The case was brought against Edinburghís Nahid Akram, who with her husband Sohail installed a set of cameras after applying to change the use of their house to a bail hostel. The application had been opposed by neighbours Debbie and Tony Woolley and according to press reports, relations between the families soured after that point.

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