Calif. Ruling Spotlights Risks Of Secret Cameras

Law360, New York (August 31, 2009, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Although California’s highest court recently found in favor of an employer that faced privacy invasion claims by two female workers after it installed a hidden camera, companies should proceed with extreme caution before using surveillance measures, lawyers said.

The Aug. 3 decision by the California Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of claims against Hillsides Inc., a residence for abused children, over the use of video surveillance equipment in the facility’s office meant to track down a suspected pornography viewer. The facility did not expect or intend...
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