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My landlord has put a cctv camera at the hallway which faces

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Hi, my landlord has put a cctv camera at the hallway which faces the entrance door & the staircase for security for any intruders. Is she allowed to do this.

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Thank you for your query. The simple answer is yes. When it comes to video surveillance, what the law says that as long as you are not being recored in a place where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy then a recording is permissible. Therefore as the CCTV (although in your close) is not invading your privacy then they are allowed to do this. I appreciate that being outside of your door may feel like an invasion of privacy however, they way it is viewed is that since neighbours and other other people would see you in this area you don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy and therefore they are allowed. Obviously if the landlord staring surveying you and led to cause for harassment then this is another matter, however if they have put these there for security reasons then they are perfectly entitled to do so. I hope this answers your question.

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