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Neighbour - Ring camera in communal flat corridor - allowed?

Wonder if anyone is knowledgeable about this kind of thing. I live in a block of flats, and my neighbour has installed one of those Ring spy hole cameras that looks out onto the corridor. 

I don't have a problem with filming the corridor per se, but my door is at a right angle to theirs, and I know these Ring cameras have quite a wide range. I find it a bit creepy that someone can be filming me come in and out of my apartment, and potentially be filming inside when the door is open, etc. I don't suspect they're up to anything malicious. It just makes me a bit uncomfortable. So wanted to know my rights.

Here's what I've (sort of) figured out so far. But I'm not 100% sure, so if anyone could clarify, it would be appreciated.
  • According to gov.uk, they have to inform people that they're doing it, and also put a sign up saying it's happening.
  • If the camera is pointing at your front door, or can see in your door, then it may be a breach of the Human Rights Act as it breaches your privacy. But this seems to refer to a residential property, rather than a communal corridor, so I wonder if the same rules apply?
I'm also checking the lease to see if anything explicitly forbids it, whether it be cameras specifically, or putting anything on doors in the corridors. It's a new building, and there is CCTV everywhere. But not in the corridors, which makes me thing it's been decided not to for a reason.

Anyone have any ideas?
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  • Amazon Ring doorbells have been in the news for catching fire - not great in a block of flats.
  • moneysavinghero
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    edited 12 November 2020 at 8:03PM
    Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request any images they hold of you. They must provide this to you and delete any images that they have of you if requested.

    I guess you could request this every time you leave your flat - they probably would soon get bored of this and remove the door bell.

    https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/domestic-cctv-systems-guidance-for-people-using-cctv/
  • davidmcn
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    Data Protection Act doesn't apply to private households, and the Human Rights Act is completely irrelevant as that only affects public authorities. I doubt you've got any legitimate complaint unless there's something unusual in the leases about it. I wouldn't regard communal corridors as being any more "private" than other communal areas, if there's no CCTV that's probably just because they thought it adequately covered elsewhere.
  • moneysavinghero
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    edited 12 November 2020 at 8:12PM
    davidmcn said:
    Data Protection Act doesn't apply to private households, and the Human Rights Act is completely irrelevant as that only affects public authorities. I doubt you've got any legitimate complaint unless there's something unusual in the leases about it. I wouldn't regard communal corridors as being any more "private" than other communal areas, if there's no CCTV that's probably just because they thought it adequately covered elsewhere.
    The ICO have a different opinion to you.
  • theoretica
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    You could ask them to show you the image and then you would know what it showed rather than just wondering.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
  • Slithery
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    edited 12 November 2020 at 8:22PM
    Do Rings constantly record or only for a short period after they've been rung?
  • It might only film when the doorbell is pressed, not a problem?
  • I would be more concerned about the fact that ring sell that data to 3rd parties 
    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/technology-51281476
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