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New York Video Surveillance Statute

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New York's privacy law prohibits surreptitious visual surveillance for the purpose of amusement, profit, abuse, sexual gratification or for "no legitimate purpose," in any place where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy and without that person's knowledge and consent. However, the state makes an exception to for permissible video surveillance with a "security system wherein a written notice is conspicuously posted on the premises stating that a video surveillance system has been installed for the purpose of security or video surveillance devices installed in such a manner that their presence is clearly and immediately obvious."

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  • Category: Privacy
  • Type: Law
  • Status: Active
  • State: New York
  • Citation: NY PENAL 250.45; NY PENAL 250.65
  • Topic: Video
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