Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia

Q: Can my neighbor across the hall (7 ft between our front doors) use Ring to audio record me while I'm in my unit?

She originally had her Ring camera aimed directly at my door, blatantly filming me and my bf whenever we opened our door and recorded directly into my unit. Since my initial complaint she has redirected her video down the hall, however, it is still up, against our CC&Rs (Architectural Violations) and with the audio presumably still recording. I believe that breaks GA eavesdropping laws. My main concern is she is irrational, hot tempered, immature, paranoid and impulsive. I was on the board whe she first moved in and tho I did my best to calm her always frayed nerves I always seemed to disappoint her to the degree she lashed out at me quite angrily. She frequently thought men were inappropriately looking at her and came to me to "protect" her. Fyi, she has a good 70 pounds on me and I never claimed to be a body guard. I suggested she call the police but not once did she even seem to consider it. I say that because our building and area has always been considered quite safe. Please help.

1 Lawyer Answer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: From a cursory perspective, yes your neighbor would be violating Georgia’s eavesdropping statute, however more information is needed before a definitive answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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