Street Photography, the law and data collection

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This summarises my understanding of the UK legal and data collection frameworks as they apply to street photography. There is much confusion on the subject, and this is a small attempt to provide a few facts. Let me start with some overall comments: Street photography in public spaces is a perfectly legal activity in the UK. Even under new data …

Data Protection

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I think it might be useful to briefly look at European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) implications as we are considering viral campaigns. Whilst this is largely aimed at big businesses and organisations, it has implications for freelancers and small business too. Given this module is about creating a business, it seems timely. GDPR is a good thing in protecting individual’s rights to …