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I have absolutely no intention of getting involved with this woman. As for her history, I've no idea; all I know is that I was reported to and interviewed by the police. As a jobbing plumber and builder I have lots of work in the area and I'm damned if I should go out of my way to avoid being potentially captured on camera.
Thank you, ***** ***** understanding is that domestic CCTV is exempt from the DPA UNLESS it is pointing/recording at the public at large. An EU case (Rynes?) In December altered ICO opinion.
OK, I get your point regarding the potential benefits of a Letter Before Action. That said, it would seem that she is breaking the DPA law by not displaying any signage and/or that she is not registered as a data controller. Could a letter before make reference to her requirements at the same time? BUT this is all based on an assumption that the camera is live and recording outside her boundary! Would that piece of information not be needed before anything could be done. If so, how?
She is "encroaching" on me each and every time I walk or drive past; that's the point! I either get her to stop or, if I can't, then she plays by the dpa rules!
Hello back. Apologies for the intermission, I was busy on work.
I acknowledge the point you make vis a vis the tesco camera; but the difference is that tesco haven't reported me (falsely) to the police!
I guess what I'm trying to do is simply to challenge her use of the camera, whether it was set up with me in mind, as a deterrent or as a means of gathering "evidence" to support a further claim. Or whether it is totally innocent. Having been on the receiving end once, I have no desire to go there again and just want her to follow the rules if indeed I am the target. That way, she ought to follow laid down protocols and I would be within my rights to ask for any recordings. There is an element of tit for tat I will admit, but after my brush with the law, I don't see why she can just set up seemingly with no regard to the law, me or anyone else come to that.
You intimate that the ICO is relatively powerless, so my only recourse is to ask a solicitor to write a letter before and make reference to her obligations under dpa. Is my understanding correct?