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Sir Madam A organisation disclosed cctv footage of mine

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Hi sir Madam
A organisation disclosed cctv footage of mine in social media, l am so depressed with it what legal action l can take against them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
You mean you posted it on social media?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The organisation posted the footage to social media
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
How did they come by it?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was working with them during working I made a accident however that wasn't my intention to make mistake. They disclosed the footage in social media
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
I can do a phone call but I would wait until we ascertain whether or not I can help before you incur the cost. What I need to know is how they came by this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They didn't informed me I'm totally depressed
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
But how did they get this footage?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cctv
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
OK.
So how did they get it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That was their cctv
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Work place cctv
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
OK.
Is there any reason you think they shouldn't put this on social media?
What were the circumstances?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That made me depressed and when my wife saw see cried a lot. That was quite dangerous
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.
I'm afraid that is not a ground to prevent them posting this.
Ultimately the CCTV is theirs and the starting point is that they are free to do as they wish with it.
There are DPA restrictions if they are employers but that would only govern the way in which it is stored and kept. It doesn't prevent them using it per se.
I'm afraid unless they have taken an unlawful action they cannot be responsible for the fact that it affected you badly.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it right to disclose in social media without asking me?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
If the CCTV belongs to them then they can.
If you are an employee then it depends what your contract says but it is quite unlikely that it prevents them using their CCTV.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't get my answer
Thanks
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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