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My friend's beauty salon and beauty product shop was inspected some time ago and in the inspection report it is noted "Surveillance camera in the shop".

Now I am wondering what the inspector might have actually meant with that note on her inspection result? Is there a law that requires notice to be posted?

I can't find anything in http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/laws_regs/act_regs.pdf regarding cameras so it might be mentioned under different regulations.

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    Is that comment negative? The comment may have just been a positive note on the security of the shop. – jwiz21 Oct 19 '15 at 7:04
  • Why not call the regulator (number and info must be on the report) and ask them? – feetwet Oct 19 '15 at 16:12
  • @jwiz21 I am tempted to think it is a negative comment. My inner feeling says that maybe inspector was expecting to see a notice that would inform customers that once they enter premises they are being monitored – Jonny Oct 19 '15 at 18:05
  • @feetwet I just thought to ask this on stackexchange first because then other people would benefit from the answer as well because it would be "googlable". Where as If I called regulator privately then the answer would not be shared with the rest of the folks using stackexchange.com. – Jonny Oct 19 '15 at 18:13
  • Certainly: You can and are encouraged to answer your own question! – feetwet Oct 19 '15 at 18:19
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pretty sure youre ok as long as audio isnt recorded. no reasonable expectation of privacy in a salon. unless youre in a changing room or restroom within the salon.

  • Why would audio matter if there is "no reasonable expectation of privacy" most wiretap laws say there must be an expectation of privacy/ – Sam Sep 30 '16 at 17:12
  • "Pretty sure" is not a citation of appropriate law and regulation. And as pointed out, if video recording is not problematic to privacy or expectation thereof, neither would audio be. – Nij Oct 30 '16 at 10:32
  • @Nij Not necessarily. In some states, such as Massachusetts, the secret recording of a person's voice is generally a felony ("wiretapping", MGL ch. 269 s. 99), whether or not it is done in public or with "expectation of privacy", and video recording is regulated differently. – Upnorth Aug 21 '17 at 4:27
  • I'm not sure how you could "secretly record" someone who's looking at a big sign with SURVEILLANCE IN OPERATION on it.. – Nij Aug 21 '17 at 6:21

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