Warning over doorbell cameras after £100k court case
A judge has ruled a man's smart doorbell camera invaded his neighbour's privacy - and he may now have to pay a fine of up to £100,000.
Camera doorbells detect motion to allow homeowners to see who is at the door.
However, Dr Mary Fairhurst said she had to move out of her home due to the Ring doorbell installed by neighbour Jon Woodard, reports Wales Online.
Mr Woodard had four devices fitted around his house, but his neighbour said she felt like she was under constant surveillance.
At the end of a court hearing Judge Melissa Clarke said Mr Woodard had breached the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR and said the images and video of Dr Fairhurst are her personal data.
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