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Virginia Video Surveillance Statute

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Virginia criminalizes the video surveillance or recording of any person in any state of undress in a place of privacy such as a restroom, locker room, dressing room, hotel room, without that person's consent. Additionally, Virginia has an Act regarding the collection of private data by the government, for which an opinion was written by the Attorney General stating that a town may conduct and record visual surveillance in a public place (in this case, the town recreation center) so long as signage is posted and the recordings could not be construed as 'secret'. However, the Attorney General's official opinions only constitute guidance in regard to a particular question, and don't have the force of law, nor is it binding in the court.

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  • Category: Privacy
  • Type: Law
  • Status: Active
  • State: Virginia
  • Citation: VA Stat. 18.2-386.1
  • Topic: Video
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