Keith Douglas Posted November 30, 2017 Share Posted November 30, 2017 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Strengthens data protection for individuals. Comes into force on 25 May 2018. Although I am aware of GDPR because of some other work I do, I'd not given it much thought in relation to photography until I saw this: According to the European Commission "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address." Note the inclusion of "a photo" (my highlighting). Thinking about it further, a photo, and its associated metadata, can contain a lot of personal information - where someone was, when they were there, what they were doing, who they were with etc. Add keywords and a caption and there's potentially more data. As in most things, these regulations will have no impact in the vast majority of cases. But will a disgruntled person in one of my photos, taken in a public place, be able to use GDPR to get the photo removed or worse? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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