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Does a private citizen have a right to monitor another without

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does a private citizen have a right to monitor another without permission
Can you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Jo, sorry, was caught up in easter, lol. Well there are 7 yrs of thigs to impart tomyou. I made a perfectly reasonable complent agaisnt a fellow tenants and since hen they have gone out of their way tomget anything they can on me by camera, tape recorder and even hearsay. the stress is ironically making me do stuff
In what was specifically are they monitoring?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
voice, all facets inc private conversation and fone calls, then putting the worst possible spin on their content
Ok. But what I need to know is how are they monitoring?What are they doing specifically?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
pocket tape recorder or similar facility on mobile fone, pc type camera
There is no reason they cannot do that per se. They are not bound by the DPA if this is a private recording.Anybody can record conversations if they choose to do so.Similarly with CCTV they are free to use those devices.What they can't do is make vexatious contact with you.
That would amount to harassment.But recording alone would not. Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Jo, excellent answer, can you just pls confirm they are allowed to use the information purely to get somebodyelse in trouble?
There are restrictions upon playing back recordings under the DPA but they don't often stop use of the evidence in criminal courts. They are allowed to evidence gather in this way.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Jo, best of wishes to you too, am trying to rate you but %his site hard to type on, Grant
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
jo, will need to deliberate on that, and reply asap. grant
Yes, no problem.Whenever you like.