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Privacy and Information Sharing

Photographs, filming and recording

Photographs, films and other recordings (photographs) of individuals are considered personal information, and as such are protected by privacy law in the same way as other personal information. They may also be protected by copyright law.

The key privacy considerations for taking or publishing photographs are consent, context and risk.

If your school is intending to take photographs of students, refer to the Photographing, Filming and Recording Students Policy for detailed guidance and template consent forms.

When taking photos of adults, refer to the Photographing, Filming and Recording Staff and other Adults Policy for guidance and a template consent form.

Guidance chapter outlining the relevant privacy considerations when photographing, filming and recording individuals and referring to relevant Department policy for more specific information

Reviewed 26 May 2020

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