What is the Legal Risk of Recording Over Surveillance Video?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 04, 2011

One common fear among surveillance users is that video will be recorded over before the user knows or is able to retrieve the video. Under such circumstances, fears of lawsuits and litigation are significant.

A recent US court case involving Wal-Mart provides a valuable precedent that users should not be found liable for video recorded over in the normal course of events.

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