26 October 2016

Retail shop employee exposes spy cameras in locker room

Surveillance cameras in the locker rooms of a major Hong Kong retailer have been exposing unsuspecting female employees to security guards.

An employee of DFS T Galleria at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay complained to Ming Pao newspaper, saying she had seen several guards watching female employees change clothes.

The woman, surnamed Li, said the high-definition closed-circuit cameras show the subjects in vivid detail.

And this might have been happening for several years, she said.

Li is thinking of quitting her job if the problem is not resolved, saying she can’t put up with it any longer.

There are only three private compartments in the women’s locker room, forcing many to change in front of their lockers, she said.

At any given time, as many as 30 saleswomen are on duty and all of them have to get in and out of their uniform.

A DFS spokesman defended the use of surveillance cameras in the locker rooms, saying they’re there for a reason.

He said employees are expected to change in the private compartments, not in open areas in the locker rooms.

Hong Kong privacy laws prohibit surveillance cameras in toilets and dressing rooms.

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