In the office of a municipal employee, someone proceeds to record you after asking them not to and become antagonistic. What are my rights?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    If you're out in public, you don't have any expectation of privacy. You can ask them not to record you, but they still can.

    If you're in a public building, they have the right to be in any public area of that building.

    Just consider what celebrities go through with the paparazzi.

    With regards to your rights, you similarly have the right to use your camera and record the events of what's going on as well.

    Deep down, be thankful that there is someone willing to go into a government building and record what the workers there are doing. Many government employees don't seem to like the idea of the people keeping tabs on what they're doing. It's important to not let them forget who it is they're really working for.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It is (usually) permissible to film or photograph people in a public area. 

    Specific circumstances , ie: at a trial, etc, can alter the protocol, but generally, if you are in area open to the public, like a waiting room, service counter, Walmart, public street, it's reasonable to assume you are/can be recorded 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You have a right to leave that public place and go to a private location where the videographer cannot follow without permission.

    In the public place, the videographer has a right to be there and you have no expectation that you can't be recorded.

    If you don't like being in a public place, leave and go to a private place.

    • Make sure they record exactly what you want them to. When it's traded online, it is a commodity.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Are you the employee or the visitor? The employee can record if his employer approves. The visitor must cease when instructed by an employee, as the location is private property.

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    • David S
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      3 weeks agoReport

      That finding referred to recording police in public places while doing their jobs. Quite a bit different from recording city or county employees inside a government building, where they do have the right to restrict who does what.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Press charges for stalking. Especially if the group is responsible for murder(s).

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