Was This Landlord's Covert Video Sleazy?

A landlord used covert cameras to evict a tenant from his apartment. The landlord hired a private investigator to prove that the tenant was not actually living in the apartment, and the PI installed covert cameras in hallways and common areas to record the tenant's comings and goings. The case was reported in the Wall Street Journal.

This post on LinkedIn calls the case 'sleazy', acknowledging that the landlord's actions were legal but that it would be better to be transparent when installing video, not adversarial.

If there is transparency allowing people to understand the scope, quality and depth of the information being gathered they are more likely to come to a reasoned response, opinion and reaction.

What do you think? How much should bosses tell their employees and landlords tell their tenants when they install cameras?

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