Self-employed people complain of damage from eating without permission
CCTV Disclosure, Possibility of Legal Dispute
– “Oh my god”. – “You can’t say anything”
Recently, the controversial so-called “eat and run” incident at restaurants in Bucheon and Incheon, Gyeonggi Province, has been revealed as a mistake by the owner, sparking controversy over the indiscriminate release of closed-circuit (CC) TVs.
On the 24th of last month, an Incheon sushi restaurant reported to the police after releasing a CCTV screen that two customers who visited the store did not pay 90,000 won worth of food.
However, these customers paid for the food at the time, and it was found that the staff mistook the table and calculated the price of another customer’s meal. After deleting the post, the restaurant apologized, saying, “I didn’t know that writing would spread like this because I was in a state of mental hardship after a series of eating and running incidents.”
The problem is that two customers who appeared on the screen have already been branded as eating and running customers online due to the CCTV release. In addition, there are cases where they left without paying and later visited the store to pay for food and protest the release of CCTV when CCTV footage is released.
According to the owner of a restaurant in Bucheon, four men and women visited the store at 6:50 p.m. on the 5th, ate a meal worth 93,000 won, and left without paying for the food.
On the 13th, the owner posted a picture of the customers’ faces along with stories on the online community, saying, “I hope many people will help.” Two days later, however, the post was deleted. The owner said in a telephone interview with Yonhap News, “When the news became known, one of the customers came to the store and paid for it, saying, ‘I didn’t know I didn’t pay.’
He complained, “I was forced to post a post after waiting for a week, but there was a complaint.
Self-employed “Disclosure of CCTV screens is the last way”
The release of CCTV footage showing guests is the last thing you can do in the event of wireless eating damage.
A store owner who runs a meat restaurant said, “Customers can pay for food even later, but owners suffer damage until they receive the money,” adding, “If it’s frustrating, will they even disclose CCTVs?”
The problem is that there is a possibility of being embroiled in a legal dispute after uploading a video or photo online that can be viewed by an unspecified number of people without the consent of the parties. In particular, unauthorized posting of identifiable data can constitute a violation of the Personal Information Protection Act or defamation.
No matter how much the device is installed in its store by the owner, CCTV is restricted from operating in accordance with the provisions related to the installation and operation of CCTV under the Personal Information Protection Act. According to this provision, CCTV managers are required to take measures, such as placing a sign containing the purpose and location of the installation so that the monitor can easily recognize it.
In addition, if CCTV footage is collected and used without the permission of the parties or provided to a third party, personal information leakage and privacy infringement are recognized, resulting in up to five years in prison or a fine of up to 50 million won.