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That is a breach of privacy and data protection. A meeting of members of a private club is still a meeting of a public nature and this person is essentially collecting data illegally and without either the consent of the club or with lawful authority under the DPA. Interestingly the data collected would be admissible in any civil court proceedings which might result from any dispute between the member and the club and there is authority for that mainly arising from past employment law cases. You should consider changing the rules or constitution of the club making it a disciplinary offence to record within the clubhouse or at meetings without the consent of those present. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for helping you today.
No it doesn’t but it suggests a serious breach if fiduciary duty to the members club and a conflict of interest.
I’m not sure how the act of recording would endanger the character of the club but if there is a reasonable belief that that is the case then that’s fine.