Report someone taking photographs in a public place?

This is an interesting article put out by Avon and Somerset Police. It’s short and to the point, and clears it up nicely.

Thank you Mr Policeman for that 🙂

There is no law preventing people from taking photographs in public. This includes taking photos of other people’s children.

If you are taking photographs from private land, you need to have the land owner’s permission. Taking a photo of a person where they can expect privacy, such as inside their home or garden, is likely to cause a breach of privacy laws. 

Unless the images which have been taken are indecent, no one has the right to:

  • ask a photographer to stop
  • ask for a copy of the photos 
  • force a photographer to delete the photographs

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Reference: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/taking-photographs-in-public-places/

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