Oct 31st, 2016
Trump Aberdeen is being taken to court
For alleged breach of privacy by urinating rambler
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Trump Aberdeen is being taken to court for allegedly breaching the privacy of a rambler photographed by staff without her consent or knowledge.
Trump Aberdeen was served with a court summons today after Trump’s Scottish lawyers admitted that two staff members took mobile phone images of Rohan Beyts while she was on the course in April.
Trump Aberdeen has been ordered to appear at Edinburgh sheriff court on 22 December to respond to a civil action lodged in the small claims court by Beyts this month.
Beyts is seeking damages of up to £3,000 after Trump Aberdeen rejected her initial request for an apology and damages. Her civil action claims the company is guilty of a criminal offence under the UK’s data protection and privacy legislation, after an investigation by the Guardian revealed the resort was in breach of the Data Protection Act.
The resort confirmed it was not registered under the act with the Information Commissioner’s Office despite operating at least nine CCTV cameras and holding confidential records on its staff, it’s thousands of customers and its suppliers.
It subsequently registered with the ICO in August.