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California public record act - access to video recordings?

Los Angeles, CA |

The California public record act says that everyone has access to public information. So is it possible that anyone has access to video images of mine taken by a surveillance camera for example at a subway station? Even if there was no crime.

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  1. Possibly. If you were captured on video in a public place and that camera belongs to a government agency, then theoretically, anyone making a public record act request for that video could get a copy. That would assume that the govt agency keeps records of the video and that there are not any valid reasons for the agency to deny the request.

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