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When it comes to security cameras, it can be difficult to know exactly what is legal and what is not. On the one hand, security cameras are a popular tool in fighting crime, but many people question not only the legality of using security cameras, but also whether using them is ethically right.

General guidelines

In the United States, most recordings are legal to use with or without the consent of the recording party. Invasion of privacy law deals specifically with areas of law involving the expectation of privacy. For example, recording someone in their home would constitute an invasion of privacy. Public bathrooms, locker rooms, and locker rooms are also public areas, but should be areas where individuals can expect privacy.


Where cameras are prohibited

Privacy laws in 13 states prohibit the unauthorized installation of cameras in areas considered private. In privacy law, a private place may be described as a place where an individual is protected from cameras; again, these are often considered to be places such as changing rooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms.


Fourth Amendment rights state that bathrooms, motel/hotel rooms, and locker rooms are areas where the public has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Some states prohibit trespassing on private property in order to conduct surveillance of those on the property.


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