A bloke owns a security business.
Naturally, he installed security cameras and equipment around his home.
Last December, he hit the jackpot when four of Ireland's finest representatives of low-life broke into his home. Four of them casually wandered around the outside before forcing a window and ransacking the place.
He placed the video from his CCTV up on his company's website.
He was ordered to take the video down.
What possible reason could "the authorities" have to order him to remove a video of four shitbags breaking into his home?
We note the noble intentions of the site to assist in the identification of criminals who were captured on film engaged in criminal acts. This Office views a photograph or image of an individual as personal data. In accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003, a data controller can only process the personal data of an individual with their consent or in a limited number of circumstances listed under Section 8 of the Data Protection Acts. Section 2 B of the Data Protection Acts impose further restrictions on the processing of "sensitive" personal data. The commission or alleged commission of an offence is considered to be "sensitive" personal data.
This Office can find no basis for an exemption within the Data Protection Acts for the posting of personal images on a website for the purpose of identifying potential criminals other than a website run or managed by an appropriate law enforcement agency, such as An Garda Síochána.
Again, we note your intentions in creating this website and note also that currently there is only your own cctv footage available. However, if footage supplied from other individuals was to be posted on the site and this Office received a complaint from an individual, we would most likely find that the website is in breach of the Data Protection Acts.
Un fucking believable.
By posting the video, he is infringing the scumbags' rights? Are they really fucking serious?
What happens if one of the little knuckle-draggers complains that his privacy has been infringed? Do they apologise to him and arrest the chap who posted the video?
Personally I would have told the Data Commissioner to go fuck himself, but the bloke in question did comply and did remove the video.
Here it is.
Come on, Scumbags!