Did A Hidden Camera Invade Your Privacy?

Hidden cameras are more common than people realize. While many of them have legitimate security uses, other cameras are intended for more sinister purposes. Secretly placed in bathrooms, hotel rooms and other sensitive locations, these cameras are meant to invade people's privacy and record intimate moments without their knowledge.

Putting hidden cameras in private places is illegal. If you discover that you have been victimized, you can recover damages under New Jersey state law. At Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, our lawyers have a long track record of success in sexual assault and invasion of privacy cases, and we will use that experience on your behalf. No one should have their privacy invaded. We can help you get justice.

No One Can Make Private Recordings Without Your Permission

When you are not in a public place, you have a legal right to privacy. Even public places have private areas such as the restrooms at a park or the changing room in a department store. While the technical details can get complex, the basic assumption is that, if you are in a space where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy, no one can record you without your explicit permission. Doing so is a violation of the law.

Where Are Hidden Cameras Found?

Sexual predators and other voyeurs place hidden cameras in a variety of locations. These can include:

  • Hotel rooms
  • Airbnbs
  • Rental properties
  • Restrooms
  • Locker rooms
  • Changing rooms

Hidden cameras are often disguised to look like other objects. They can take the form of an alarm clock, a smoke detector, a USB charger or something else innocuous. Be on the lookout for items that seem out of place. There will usually be a pinhole opening through which you can see the glint of a camera lens. Smartphone apps are also available that will allow you to scan the area for hidden cameras that transmit video wirelessly.

If you find one, document its presence and then contact law enforcement. If possible, retain a copy of the police report, as this will strengthen a later civil suit.

Get Justice For Yourself And Others

If you find that you have been secretly recorded, it is likely that there are many other victims as well. By enlisting an experienced attorney, you will not only get justice for yourself, but you will also get justice for countless other victims you may never meet.

Contact us as soon as you can to discuss your legal options. You can reach our team in Clinton through our online form or by phone: 800-815-0180.