Threat of legal action

I’ve recently installed a Ring 3 video doorbell but one of my neighbours has taken offence to this. They are seeking compensation from me for distress, claiming that I am breaching data protection laws and threatening court action.

I have blacked out all other properties around me, have turned off motion detection, have put visible signs up outside my property and don’t even subscribe to Ring Protect! So the only time the camera activates is if someone presses the button on the doorbell.

Just wondering if anyone else has had these sort of issues with a neighbour and how it ended up being resolved?

Typically as long as your ring camera isn’t pointing at their windows then they don’t have a criminal type case.
But that being said, juries are often sympathetic in civil actions so anything is possible.
Hate to tell you, but if your neighbors are this petty, I’d highly recommend moving. This will only likely be the start of a long line of trouble that they’ll cause you.

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If they worried about you protecting your property then they probably doing illegal activities at there house

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Wow that’s crazy. Never heard of neighbors acting like that. I wouldn’t worry about it. Millions of people have cameras and security systems. Nothing they can do about it on your property.

I don’t see how they’d have any kind of case against you. Someone could legally drive by your house and take pictures of the outside of it from the street and not get in any kind of trouble, at least in my state. I’d only see an issue if it was somehow seeing inside their windows, but obviously it’s not. Sounds like you’ve got a nutty neighbor.

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