Woman Sues Toys R Us Over Hidden Camera
from the but-whose-fault? dept
So, here’s an interesting legal question. If someone walks into your retail establishment, goes into the bathroom, hides a camera with a wireless transmitter on it, and leaves, are you responsible? A woman is suing Toys ‘R’ Us after finding just such a camera in the bathroom. There have been plenty of other stories about similar hidden cameras being used in public restrooms, and it’s a horrible trend. However, Toys ‘R’ Us denies that anyone associated with them had anything to do with the camera. While it could very well have been an employee – it might not have been. If it wasn’t an employee, who is legally liable for the camera? Is the company still liable since it was on their property, and they should have spotted it first? Or is it up to someone (the police?) to track down whoever really placed the camera there? If it is the responsibility of the retailer, what’s to stop someone from placing a camera themselves in the bathroom, and then going and suing the company?