Eliza Söderman was 14 years old when she found out that her stepfather had hidden a video camera in the laundry basket of their bathroom. It was in recording mode and directed towards the spot where she had undressed before taking a shower.
After the incident was reported to the police, Ms Söderman’s stepfather was charged with sexual molestation. However, he was ultimately acquitted. According to the Swedish courts, filming a person without their consent was not explicitly a crime under Swedish law.
Ms Söderman complained that Swedish law had not properly protected her privacy.