- Unnamed public figure photographed by wildlife camera in Carinthia, Austria
- In line for compensation of up to £16,000 if a court rules his privacy has been violated
An Austrian politician is in line to get up to £16,000 in compensation after a hidden camera used for snapping wildlife photographed him having sex in a forest.
The politician, who has not yet been named, will get the payout if a court rules the photographs violated his privacy.
Carefully concealed and placed well away from areas frequented by people the motion-sensing camera was designed to record forest wildlife in the Austrian region of Carinthia but instead caught the politician’s exploits.
Legal experts said the camera contravenes Austrian laws restricting the use of surveillance cameras.
Hans Zeger, president of Argen Daten, an NGO specialising in data protection, told the Daily Telegraph that official permission was needed to place the camera.
He added: ‘At the very least it should have been marked with signs so visitors could adjust their behaviour and avoid the monitored areas.’