Within the borders of South Africa, according to our constitution and as a democratic society, we
have a “a legitimate expectation of privacy”.
Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have—
(a) their person or home searched;
(b) their property searched;
(c) their possessions seized; or
(d) the privacy of their communications infringed.
As Vumacam surveils public and not private spaces, our activities are in line with a “legitimate
expectation of privacy” where the expectation of privacy differs from that within a private space.
The fact that one ventures into a public space does not mean that there is no right to privacy in
public spaces. It means that people merely accept that their privacy may be infringed upon in a
manner that is reasonable within a public space and for a purpose that is in the communal interest.