European Court of Human Rights Article 8. Right to respect for private and family life.
This states that everyone has the right to privacy in their home and in their correspondence.
What we do as a private surveillance company, is effectively act as discreet mobile CCTV cameras. If it was illegal to film in public spaces than CCTV would not exist and we act on the same principle.
Often during surveillance our subject will enter a private household or office space and we cannot record within that area. On numerous occasions we have been asked to sneak up and peek into windows or gain a vantage point looking into a window which we simply cannot do at all.
At best what we could record is what could be seen in a window from the street with the naked eye, this is still highly immoral. Its means we can’t use the zoom function on our cameras or as is usually the case, trespass to get a closer look.
How do we beat this? We focus heavily on the front door. As soon as they come out of the front door, we can record those actions as this usually can been seen from the pavement. Of course, this isn’t always the case but playing by the rules doesn’t mean we miss anything that happens whilst we are on a surveillance task.