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Photography, Privacy Violations and the Law

PERSONAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

September 19, 2013

Mondaq looks at the questions surrounding photography and privacy. In Australia, the report states, the law says it is “legal to take photos in a public place. There is no right to privacy that forbids you taking a person's photo so long as you are standing on public property. You can even take a photo of someone in their house or backyard so long as you don't step on their private property.” But, the report notes, “Using a photo for commercial purposes is different” and requires approval. It is illegal to take photographs on private property without permission, but when it comes to using drones, “the law is still to catch up,” the report states. 
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