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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 8 months ago

Why is taking pictures/video in a hospital considered a privacy violation?

Consider the following.

1. Hospital uses video surveillance on patients/staff=Not a privacy violation

2. Patient takes video/images of staff/patients=Privacy violation.

Even though, they are essentially the same thing. Sounds illogical.

1 Answer

  • Marc
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A hospital has surveillance to protect the staff and patients. As long as the system is secure and used for the purpose of making the facility secure and safe it is not a violation. There are procedures and protocals for the facility to follow.

    A random person taking video can walk out of the hospital and now has patient images and anythign else caught on film. They can literally do whatever they want with it. Post it online for example and there is a violation of privacy. Patient has no right to collect video of the facility

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    • Marc
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      Well you are not in a place where laws apply as I understand them so do whatever you want.

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