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Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, so long as it is only pointed at the outside of your home, it is not illegal. The courts speak of an "expectation of privacy" and have held that there is no expectation of privacy when a person is outside. So, as long as the camera is not looking into your window, when you are on the outside of the home there is, according to courts, no expectation of privacy.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.