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Report someone taking photographs in a public place

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

Report concern about indecent photos

It is an offence to take indecent photographs. Report concern about someone taking potentially indecent photographs:

Harassment and stalking

If someone is consistently photographing you when you are in public against your will, it may be considered harassment or stalking.

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