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Old 09-11-2017, 10:01 AM   #1
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Dash cams.

I was reading about dash cams, here in the UK, and footage shot with a dash cam is subject to the Data Protection Act. If you post dash cam footage on the internet, then you leave yourself open to Civil Action from any drivers that can be identified in the video. I never realised you can be sued by the kn**head who carved you up, but according to an eminent barrister, and QC, this is the case. Certainly made me think.
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Sued for what? Showing the authorities what a #$%^& head the person on the video was?
I have considered one since I drive a lot alone and I have known people who were the victims of attempted extortion by people who backed up into them then claimed they were the victim.

Maybe the lawyer who gave the advice considers a video to be detrimental to his defense capabilities.

I know a gal who was set up with the backed into her "you ran into me, so pay me several hundred dollars to drive away" threat. She called the cops, they found out the same vehicle had been involved in 17 "incidents" in 2 years.

A video would have nailed the defrauders arse, but would also have made any defense of the fraud attempt to be virtually impossible.
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Using the video in court, passing it to the police to use, or passing it to your insurance company is perfectly acceptable. Posting it on YouTube, Facebook or the like, to show up the #$%^& head, is a breach of the UK Data Protection Act, which can lead to a fine (big companies can be fined up to 500,000 for a serious breach) and civil action against the person breaching the act.
If the dash cam footage is shot from a commercial vehicle (truck) it is also a breach of the CCTV regulations. Buses have to have signs warning that CCTV is in use, and by law, so should any commercial vehicle using a dash cam. This is purely UK law.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:48 PM   #4
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That doesn't make sense. What privacy is being breached? If they're in a public space, I fail to see what damages could be shown to a court. If I can see you with my own eyes on a publicly funded roadway, recording that shouldn't have any differences, except maybe on the margin.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:46 PM   #5
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Wouldn't drive without one after my last accident, which proved near impossible to prove it was the other drivers fault and took 4 years to settle. Coincidentally, my brother hit a car today in his van, and has that on dashcam should it end up going further. Crash for cash scams are rising at an alarming rate, you need to protect yourself.

North Wales Police have opened a webpage where you can submit evidence of dangerous driving and they will review and decide if it's worth chasing, good idea. Im not a hypocrite though, I'm fully accepting of the fact that I take risks and drive at high speed too, my camera has a speed monitor in it too. I have also uploaded dangerous driving clips to YouTube, not really fussed of the outcome.
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Last I heard, in the US you can photograph / video ANYTHING that's in public. The logic is that if you're doing ANYTHING in public, you have no logical reason to expect privacy.

YouTube videos are reporting the UK, Germany, and Sweden are being controlled by the "thought police". Voicing your opinion pointing about the problem with immigrants is punishable by jail and/or fine. Any truth?
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Voicing your opinion pointing about the problem with immigrants is punishable by jail and/or fine. Any truth?
None at all.
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A few examples I uploaded of idiot drivers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYnt7avHRHY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yWxmVOd4Tc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS5SiOdvbJs
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It happens all the time. The standard of driving is terrible, made worse by the number of continental drivers now on our roads. Particularly when they are driving LHD vehicles.
And the number of Polish drivers who are over the drink drive limit is staggering.
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