Legal Brief: Peeping Tom Reveals Privacy Vulnerabilities
April 9, 2021
Security Business Magazine
Types : Bylined Articles
Technician’s crimes should prompt alarm company owners to reassess customer privacy.
Back in Oct. 2018, I wrote about a young couple whose privacy rights were violated when the owner of a summer home they rented used a hidden camera to record the couple in the master bedroom (www.securityinfowatch.com/12430984). That invasion of privacy resulted in a lawsuit against the homeowner and monetary damages awarded to the couple.
As technology has continued to evolve, and live and recorded video has become ubiquitous, individual privacy is at greater risk. Video is powerful, but it also can provide a window into where we have our highest expectation of privacy: the home. These risks were no more evident than in a series of civil and criminal cases which arose in 2020 against ADT.
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