London: A person living in England may have to pay such heavy damages due to his doorbell that you will also be shocked to hear it. The man’s neighbor has moved the court objecting to the doorbell and the court agrees to a great extent with his arguments. In such a situation, a person may have to pay one lakh pounds i.e. about one crore rupees.
Doorbell was bought in 2019
According to the report of ‘The Sun’, during the hearing of the case, the court told John Woodard, who lives in the English county of Oxfordshire, that he may have to pay damages to his neighbor Dr. Mary Fairhurst. The court held Woodard’s doorbell to be a breach of their neighbor’s privacy and harassment. 45-year-old John Woodard had set a special bell after the car theft incident in 2019, which has now become a problem for him.
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Camera, Microphone installed in the bell
A camera and microphone are fitted in the bell on John Woodard’s main door. With which they can also keep an eye outside the house and collect information about every person who comes home. Her neighbor Dr. Mary Fairhurst has called the doorbell a breach of her privacy. She told the court that she is under the watch of Woodard every moment with the camera bell. Because of this they feel harassed.
Complaint did not have any effect
Mary Fairhurst also told the court that when she complained about this to neighbor John Woodard, he had behaved badly. Woodard flatly refused to remove the doorbell, ignoring their concerns. In such a situation, he had no option but to approach the court. Judge Melissa Clark agreed during the hearing that Woodard violated the Data Protection Act of 2018 as well as the General Data Protection Regulation.
First case in UK history
This will probably be the first case in UK history when someone has been fined heavily for a doorbell. It is believed that the court can order the accused to pay lakhs of pounds to the victim as damages. John Woodard bought this bell from Amazon. At the same time, the company has told its customers that this doorbell should be used with care, so that no one’s privacy is affected.