Photographer lying on back taking image

Do photographers always require signed image release forms?

In short – sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t. The key issues at play are: i)                    does a photograph amount to “personal data”?; and ii)                   did the individual being photographed reasonably expect privacy at the time of the photograph being taken? Let’s look at each in turn: i)                    Most of the time, photographs will be…

Data Protection breach risk

ICO Fines NHS Surrey In July, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) fined NHS Surrey £200,000 as a result of NHS Surrey providing at least 1,570 computers with hard drives containing personal data to a contractor for erasure/destruction without properly monitoring the contractor.  The contractor was permitted to sell on the computer hardware after having…