Pub defends toilet cameras as a means of tackling drug use
After consulting with licensing officers at the police and City of cheap canada goose uk York Council, canada goose outlet nyc landlord and landlady Peter and Jill Green installed a camera in canada goose outlet toronto factory each cubicle, directed at the surfaces above uk canada goose and behind the toilet itself.
The uk canada goose outlet Greens are canada goose outlet new york city currently out of the country, but manager Sarah Coates defended the canada goose uk black friday pub’s decision.
She assured customers they could not be viewed while on the toilet. She said: “We have the cameras in the cubicles, but they only look up from a certain height. When people are sitting down, you can’t buy canada goose jacket see anything at all. We have signs up too, which the police have seen.”
She said the canada goose cameras were motion sensitive and only switched on when they detected motion in the area above and behind the toilets.
“I’ve had customers come in with concerns,” said Sarah, who lives on the premises. “I say to them that I don’t mind them coming up into my living room to see the recording.”
The Press has seen the video procedure, which does not capture the toilet itself in the field of vision.
Sarah said CCTV had not been installed in the gent’s cheap canada goose because they had not had the canada goose black friday sale same problems with drugs in there, due to slanted surfaces over the cistern canada goose outlet and a more open entrance to the toilets from canada goose outlet sale the bar.
“The canada goose outlet parka men were canada goose uk outlet going into the women’s and in fact were selling drugs in there,” she said.
“We tried everything. We had toilet monitors, but I’m the only woman working on Friday and Saturday nights, and you can’t send men into the women’s toilets.
“I feel safer going in there now. When we used canada goose factory outlet to empty the sanitary bins in there, they’d be full of empty drugs plastic bags and there’d be drugs residue on the surface.
“I’ve seen canada goose outlet uk none since we brought in the CCTV. I’m quite proud that we’ve managed to crack down on it.”
But Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, said he was stunned at the move. “This is an intrusion into a private space,” he said. “If the pub has a problem with drugs, they have to act within the law to combat it, and the law is very clear that there are very limited circumstances where such intrusion can take place.
“I can’t understand why people would go to a pub where people are videoing them on the toilet. This is a gross invasion of people’s canada goose outlet privacy.”
He official canada goose outlet said he had serious concerns about the CCTV falling foul of data protection legislation: “I would have thought anyone complaining to the Information https://www.dvu-nds.de Commissioner would receive a positive response.”
But police licensing officer Mick Wilkinson said Mrs Green had assured him she was operating within the guidelines set down by the Information canada goose outlet Canada Goose Outlet store uk Commissioner.