Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Dispatches- UK- Student Activity Photos

December 1, 2007

By Michael T. Spadea

The Data Protection Act Is No Scrooge

Just in time to prevent a ba-humbug holiday, the ICO has released guidance dispelling any confusion about whether family and friends may take pictures of children at school activities. Family and friends invited to school activities such as holiday plays may take pictures and videotape such events under the Domestic Purposes exception (section 36 of the Data Protection Act). The act, however, may apply to pictures taken by school officials for building passes and school prospectuses.