Hidden Mirror Surveillance Camera: Genius Or Lawsuit?

This product is a special at a national US distributor this month:

It essentially is a spot mirror with a covert analog camera hidden in the mount. I'm not sure why hiding the camera is necessary, mounting the camera below or adjacent to the mirror would offer the same benefit. The covert mount appears to invite legal trouble!

What do you think?

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