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Brits with video doorbells installed incorrectly face £100k fines

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Brits have been warned they are at risk of a hefty fine if they have a video doorbell installed incorrectly on their homes. It comes after judge ruled a man's smart doorbell camera breached his neighbour's privacy - and he may now have to pay a fine of up to £100,000.

Dr Mary Fairhurst said she had to move out of her home because of the doorbell installed by neighbour Jon Woodard. Mr Woodard had four devices fitted around his house, but his neighbour said that meant she was under constant surveillance.

At the end of a court hearing Judge Melissa Clarke said Mr Woodard had breached the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR and said the images and video of Dr Fairhurst are her personal data. READ MORE: John Lewis in hot water with furious

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