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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 am Reply with quote
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Man arrested for filming police officer

A man has been detained by police in Larnaca after he recorded on video a
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:41 am Reply with quote
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I can see some reason for filming police activity, but there are too many idiots out there with time on their hands wanting to post on you tube.

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:46 am Reply with quote
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There does seem an element of irony, when Steve’s following OP is “New police chief seeks to build trust in the force”. Laughing

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:53 am Reply with quote
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If i'm stopped by the Police for a motoring check, then the last thing I would want, is to have some numpty standing on the pavement filming me.

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am Reply with quote
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If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 am Reply with quote
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Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
Paul.

Its says, no problem filming in public as long as you have that persons permission.
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Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
Paul.


Perhaps it might not be the filming that is illegal but the potential
data privacy issues and whether it was to be shared on public platforms??

I don't know just a guess.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 am Reply with quote
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Blossom wrote:
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If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
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Its says, no problem filming in public as long as you have that persons permission.
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That's not what the original article says:
"According to legal experts, it is not illegal to record someone in public, including police officers, as it is not reasonable to have an expectation of privacy in such situations."

I actually think that police should welcome being filmed as a step towards 'open policing' and boosting public confidence. Providing they have nothing to hide of course.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:02 am Reply with quote
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Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
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If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
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Its says, no problem filming in public as long as you have that persons permission.
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That's not what the original article says:
"According to legal experts, it is not illegal to record someone in public, including police officers, as it is not reasonable to have an expectation of privacy in such situations."

I actually think that police should welcome being filmed as a step towards 'open policing' and boosting public confidence. Providing they have nothing to hide of course.
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The link I put up is an official Government link, and it clearly states you must get the person's permission before you can film them, it's not about filming the Police , maybe I don't want to be filmed, if I saw a policeman beating someone up, I would be the first to film it, we are talking about police stopping people for motoring checks, huge difference

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:04 am Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
Paul.


Perhaps it might not be the filming that is illegal but the potential
data privacy issues and whether it was to be shared on public platforms??

I don't know just a guess.

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You might be right Steve, I seem to remember one of the reasons , traffic cameras were not installed,was because there was a problem re Cyprus privacy laws

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 am Reply with quote
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Blossom wrote:
Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
Blossom wrote:
Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
If experts say it is not illegal to film how can this person be arrested for a privacy offence? I have a camera recording in my car at all times. Could I be arrested if I am stopped by the police?
Paul.

Its says, no problem filming in public as long as you have that persons permission.
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That's not what the original article says:
"According to legal experts, it is not illegal to record someone in public, including police officers, as it is not reasonable to have an expectation of privacy in such situations."

I actually think that police should welcome being filmed as a step towards 'open policing' and boosting public confidence. Providing they have nothing to hide of course.
Paul.


The link I put up is an official Government link, and it clearly states you must get the person's permission before you can film them, it's not about filming the Police , maybe I don't want to be filmed, if I saw a policeman beating someone up, I would be the first to film it, we are talking about police stopping people for motoring checks, huge difference


Just a question.

So if you film someone doing an armed robbery or any offence it could not be used in a Court of Law if you did not get the permission of the person you caught in the act. Confused

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So as I asked earlier, are carcams illegal here?
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Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
So as I asked earlier, are carcams illegal here?
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Mate I know as much as you, If you had an accident could you use it in court, I don't know, I am not a lawyer, I think the problem lies with Cypriot laws, they have not been brought up to date, regards cctv etc, I'm only guessing about this, but I do remember there was an issue with speed cameras being installed and privacy laws being infringed etc, hopefully another forum member with some more legal knowledge might add to this.

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So as I asked earlier, are carcams illegal here?
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Mate I know as much as you, If you had an accident could you use it in court, I don't know, I am not a lawyer, I think the problem lies with Cypriot laws, they have not been brought up to date, regards cctv etc, I'm only guessing about this, but I do remember there was an issue with speed cameras being installed and privacy laws being infringed etc, hopefully another forum member with some more legal knowledge might add to this.


Can't help with that one. I do know some people though who, having had stuff nicked out of their garden on a couple of occasions, plus neighbouring friends, got a caution for pointing their front door CCTV at the aforesaid. The law it seems being that they could have it covering the door but not a public road outside. Confused

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Blossom wrote:

The link I put up is an official Government link, and it clearly states you must get the person's permission before you can film them, it's not about filming the Police , maybe I don't want to be filmed, if I saw a policeman beating someone up, I would be the first to film it, we are talking about police stopping people for motoring checks, huge difference


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There is no restriction in regard to photographing / filming people, shops etc. in Cyprus, as long as you get permission from the appropriate person.


So who is 'the appropriate person'? The chief of police? The driver?

What about dash-cams?

I assume the courts will determine this, if it gets to court.

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Blossom wrote:
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So as I asked earlier, are carcams illegal here?
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Mate I know as much as you, If you had an accident could you use it in court, I don't know, I am not a lawyer, I think the problem lies with Cypriot laws, they have not been brought up to date, regards cctv etc, I'm only guessing about this, but I do remember there was an issue with speed cameras being installed and privacy laws being infringed etc, hopefully another forum member with some more legal knowledge might add to this.


Speed cameras were eventually accepted by parliament, after some deputies expressed concerns about being photoes with someone other than their spouse in the passenger seat (but that might just be gossip)

IIRC, they were either being installed or about to be installed, when questions were raised about the tendering process and the contract was terminated.

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Post: #17   PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:39 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
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The link I put up is an official Government link, and it clearly states you must get the person's permission before you can film them, it's not about filming the Police , maybe I don't want to be filmed, if I saw a policeman beating someone up, I would be the first to film it, we are talking about police stopping people for motoring checks, huge difference


The link you put up says
Quote:
There is no restriction in regard to photographing / filming people, shops etc. in Cyprus, as long as you get permission from the appropriate person.


So who is 'the appropriate person'? The chief of police? The driver?

What about dash-cams?

I assume the courts will determine this, if it gets to court.


I am assuming the appropriate person is the one you want to film... or is the owner of the property etc

re dash cams, this is interesting
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two fully working speed cameras in Nicosia and fines are issued.

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carts320 wrote:
two fully working speed cameras in Nicosia and fines are issued.

When did this begin

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2 or 3 years ago at a guess.

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