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photographing children

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Hello I need some advice perhaps you can help.
  what is the law when taking pictures of children in the uk?
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Re: photographing children

John Hoffman
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Re: photographing children

There is no law keeping you from photographing anything if it is in or on a public space.  At least in the US anyway.  However, I would guarantee you a visit from the local policeman if you were to start photographing children on a school playground for instance.  You would probably get a request to leave.

The problem comes when a person has an expectation of privacy.  No matter where they are for instance in a public restroom. I suspect the UK has similar laws but you need to check.


In a word, photographing other people's children is not a good, or perhaps healthy, idea without the parents permission.

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