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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 10 Photo and video images – including CCTV – can be personal data too

It’s rather intuitive that the data protection law covers personal data about an individual that is in a written hardcopy document or in an electronic document or file – less so that the image of an identifiable individual in a photo or video is their personal data and also covered by the data protection law.

That was alarming enough in a world of film, where the expense of buying the film and, after it was used, getting it developed and printed was relatively high. Now almost every mobile phone comes with a built-in camera that can take both still shots and videos. So now photos ...

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