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Cackaragtuts : Hello me and my husband as well as our kids just moved to a new townhome. We have the end of the row kind. We have been living here since November. I recently noticed that my neighbor has pointed a video camera straight to my yard. basically almost pointed to my front door.I feel my kids and family privacy is being invaded.There is no reason why it should be pointed towards my yard ( he actually has 2 one pointed towards his yard and an additional one pointed almost to my door as if hes trying to see who leaves and enters my house. Is this legal? what actions can I take? is this a legal matter? I would also like to state that I live in Maryland and we own the property.Thanks to all the respond

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eradywopperse : Unfortunately not. This country supports freedom of privacy but allows multiple invasions of privacy. Wanna know who has a better camera aimed at your house? The drones, and the surveillance on all of our social actions.
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tyafhuefg : Unfortunately yes. They can't record audio though since that's illegal. For a kick though, post a small cardboard hand out front with the middle finger upraised. See what they do! Then take it from there.
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Pyncsheence : Sounds like from the way you described them is that they set up as some kind of surveillance like there paranoid that someones going to get into there house. However i am not sure how long he has them pointed at your home and what i suggest is to possibly go talk to your neighbor and ask why he has them pointed at your house and if you don't feel like confronting him directly then you could take legal action. From what i gathered you have the right to privacy so it could be consider illegal in that sense. However before you take legal action i would possibly try to find out why he is pointing the cameras at your house in case its a misunderstanding. Hope This Helps
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EleneLymncype : Given that the State of Maryland has banned Google from unauthorized data collection (taking pictures of private property for Google Maps), it may well be that your neighbor is acting on similar lines.

You need to check with Maryland's Attorney General office (link provided):

Or you may need to consult with a private attorney about your specific rights.

First thing you need to do, however, is ASK your neighbor (politely and possibly video recorded and don't think I miss the irony) why he would have a camera pointed at your yard. There may be a perfectly harmless explanation and he may even be unaware that is appears that way.
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Savannah_Hawaii : There are almost NO laws concerning the use of video recording in a public setting, which is what you are describing. The outside of your house is a public area. Anyone can see it without trespassing simply by walking down the sidewalk in front of your house or driving down your street.

So, what your neighbor is doing is legal, or rather not illegal.

If he is recording audio without your permission, then what he is doing is patently ILLEGAL in the state of Maryland as Maryland requires two party consent for audio recording.

I doubt that the camera is capturing much of your house and I seriously doubt that your neighbor put the camera up to record you or even cares anything about what you are doing. Since he has so many cameras, he is likely just a security nut.

You could always knock on his door and ask him about his security system.
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Affongenice : I am a 14 year old girl and going on vacation soon. I have been on planes for many many years many times and never even had this done or seen it done. I just read this article about a 14 year old girl that was strip searched and not allowed to refuse it because she had a bottle of perfume. I am a Christian and I think strip seaches are wrong. In only going in a 4 hour flight in the United States. Should I be worried and can I deny a strip seach or pat down if I go through the metal detection machine. Thanks.
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YHrobertWG : When the metal detector machine went off for me, they asked if I wanted to be pat-down or put into the machine that detects you. You shouldn't be strip-searched! I've never heard of that! If they did that.. it would be if you were for sure a terrorist.
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Yopemrlde : I have also been on planes "for many many years many times" and "never even had this done or seen it done", so I think you are safe from a strip search.

What you may have done, is if the new scanners flag something they may do a "small" pat down, but by a female (in your case) and may have it done in private.

I have had these and they are very noninvasive/non-scary. I never had anyone ever touch me in a "private" area. The TSA agent will explain ahead of time where she is going to touch. It is by no means a "full frisk".
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Mobfabybrirty : um clearly you either misread the article or it was a bogus article.
anyone can refuse a strip search.
its just that if you refuse to do what they ask you will not be flying.
btw a perfume bottle would not get anyone strip searched.

its quite rare for anyone to be strip searched as most airports in the usa have full body scans now and over the clothes pat downs.

if you get in a line that has a metal detector then you go through it nd as long as you don't make it beep you go on your way.

if you are that terrified just cuz you read an article then i suggest you stop flying places.
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