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Council Unannounced Filming at Meetings Without Notice, Consent or Agreement

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If at a meeting of a parish council the chairperson operates non-visible, non-obvious and unmentioned digital video cameras that transpire to have been built into council-owned electronic equipment of which the procurement was agreed (by vote) on explicit references of being for audio recordings but with no mention, agreement or announcement pertaining to Council's filming of meetings and members of the public,  if the digital filming is only discovered inadvertently by other councillors and residents after it has been taking place and stored on council computer equipment, would the council potentially be breaching the rights of the public and of councillors in attendance, in terms of a data protection / GDPR if the largely covert filming by the council or on its behalf is without any precedent, and without notification or consent? If so, would the chairman operating the equipment, and having exclusive access to it at meetings, or the council as a corporate body, responsibility and is there a potential violation of the code of conduct or Nolan Principles?
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