An empty elevator seems like an exceptionally private place to dig something out of your teeth or adjust your panties, but there could still be eyes on you. Look at the ceiling and you might spot a security camera keeping a watchful eye. (That even applies to the world’s top 10 elevator rides.) It’s clear why they can help, catching incidents of violence instead of letting aggressors hide behind closed doors. For instance, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was cut from the team after a video of him striking his now-wife in an elevator was released. You do have some degree of privacy, though. Elevator cameras can’t record sound, which would violate wiretapping laws, and they are always high up instead of at eye level, according to The Atlantic.
Surprise, surprise—elevators are one of the 11 public places with the most germs. Ick!