A Wildlife camera placed in a forest in the Austrian region of Carinthia was intended to take automatic pictures of wildlife, and track animals feeding habits. Instead revealing photographs, snapped by the concealed camera, caught an unnamed Austrian politician having sex in the forest RT
Although the politician's identity has been spared, as has the photographic evidence of his al fresco sport, the incident has sparked a debate over data protection and violation of privacy.
According to the Austrian Times
an investigation has been launched into the legality of the hidden cameras. Hans Zerger, a specialist in data protection, insists that there should be signs warning of concealed cameras, saying
"at the very least it should have been marked with signs so visitors could adjust their behaviour and avoid the monitored areas."
The Carinthia Hunting Society defended the cameras it uses, explaining they are placed in hunting areas where there is little human activity as people are banned from walking within a 400-meter range.
If a court finds that the concealed wildlife camera did indeed violate the politician's privacy he could win a nice settlement of $25,000.