California public record act - access to video recordings?

Asked over 1 year ago - 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. Nicholas Basil Spirtos

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    Answered . 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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