I suspect that your neighbors are upset that the camera is recording
activity on their property, and they are legally able to demand you to
stop. Have you ignored requests to move the CCTV so it does not record
your neighbors? No matter how small of an area, you may not record
onto their property if they don't want you to.
These links should help...
This document was linked from a site in Ireland:
Siting the Cameras (this whole thing is excellent, not just this part)
It is essential that the location of the equipment is carefully
considered, because the way in which images are captured will need to
comply with the First Data Protection Principle. Detailed guidance on
the interpretation of the First Data Protection Principle is provided
in Part II, but the standards to be met under this Code of Practice
are set out below.
1. The equipment should be sited in such a way that it only monitors
those spaces which are intended to be covered by the equipment (First
and Third Data Protection Principles).
2. If domestic areas such as gardens or areas not intended to be
covered by the scheme border those spaces which are intended to be
covered by the equipment, then the user should consult with the owners
of such spaces if images from those spaces might be recorded. In the
case of back gardens, this would be the resident of the property
overlooked (First and Third Data Protection Principles).
..."There has been a recent court of appeal case (Durant vs FSA)
which will affect whether particular CCTV activities are covered by
the Data Protection Act 1998. This guidance seeks to interpret the
judgment for CCTV users. It is particularly aimed at helping users of
basic CCTV systems such as small businesses. Anyone accessing the CCTV
small user checklist or CCTV code of practice should read this
CLICK THESE LINKS at the link above for more information/;
CCTV Guidance and the Data Protection Act Good Practice Note
CCTV Data Protection Codes of Practice
CCTV Small User Checklist
Your Legal Obligations
Legal obligations are imposed by the Data Protection Act 1998
Complete Audit Guide
...to help you determine how well you comply with the Data Protection principles.
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