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mintymurray Mon 01-Apr-19 07:25:10

SO, yesterday i ran a local 10KM race sponsored by my client, at the start my HSSE manager asked to take a picture of myself , i declined stating he would put it on social media, at the end of the race i was having my photo taken by the official race photographer shaking hands with the race director ,
This morning in work i was shown a photo taken by the HSSE manager and shared on a group whats app ( which i am not part of ) Only last week we had VP HR in the office discussing GDPR and it was mentioned that you can only post photos of other people to social media with there permission, Whats app is classed as social media,
Thoughts !!

ghostyslovesheets Mon 01-Apr-19 07:26:49

Many many thoughts

Lindy2 Mon 01-Apr-19 07:32:56

We're you in a public place ie a park or similar or in private land?
In a public place your "image" is still public. In your home, private garden, a school, which is not open to the public, then there are more privacy rules.

leghairdontcare Mon 01-Apr-19 07:44:21

I hate it when a new law gets publicity and everyone thinks it can be used to solve the most mundane issues.

GDPR is set up to combat large scale misuses of data, not someone whatsapping a photo of you in a park.

BeanBag7 Mon 01-Apr-19 07:46:24

If you don't want your photo online, why would you have one taken by the official photographer?

Becles Mon 01-Apr-19 07:55:12

GDPR does not apply. However, you can ask, if as a courtesy, the photo could be deleted.

Damntheman Mon 01-Apr-19 07:59:22

I don't think this is a GDPR issue, but it IS an issue. Your manager should have respected that you didn't want your photo shared around and they didn't and that is not okay. I'd have a quiet, serious word with them and hope they apologise.

mintymurray Mon 01-Apr-19 08:02:03

@becles I think this may be the best Idea, i am in India selfies are king here at the minute,
Yes it was in a public area so yes anybody could have taken my photo and posted it online.
what annoyed me is that i said no earlier in the morning to having my photo taken, then for him to take a photo later and then share with colleagues,

zippey Mon 01-Apr-19 08:06:16

I think you gave your consent when you were photographed at the end (unless it was a candid shot)

Photos taken at social or open events hosted by your employer would also be allowed as they are disseminating information of public interest.

I’m nit an expert though and you could consult HR. If you had said explicitly you didn’t want a picture on social media they should have listened to you. They could just say they didn’t know though.

JollyAndBright Mon 01-Apr-19 08:19:52

I hate it when a new law gets publicity and everyone thinks it can be used to solve the most mundane issues.

GDPR is set up to combat large scale misuses of data, not someone whatsapping a photo of you in a park.

^100% this

It’s not nice of someone to share a photo of you when you declined a photograph previously but it’s nothing to do with data protection.
If you are really that bothered about it ask them to delete it.

HuckfromScandal Mon 01-Apr-19 08:20:39

GDPR is not a relevant law in India either!

Tinkety Mon 01-Apr-19 08:27:05

i am in India selfies are king here at the minute

That photo wasn’t a selfie.

mintymurray Mon 01-Apr-19 08:42:01

It does if you are an international company , well thats what the VP HR stated .
Bit late to ask him to delete it now

adaline Mon 01-Apr-19 08:43:35

GDPR has nothing to do with your photo being taken at a public event in a public park!

Don't be daft.

Jessgalinda Mon 01-Apr-19 14:22:56

Why did your VP of HR not explain that GDPR is only relevant if your are working on something connected to the EU.

And its doesnt apply to photos taken in a public place?

kaytee87 Mon 01-Apr-19 14:29:35

GDPR is not applicable here, 1 you're in India, 2 you were in a public place.
However your boss was a dick to do that when you asked him not to.

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