Dec 082010
 December 8, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Chris Cheesman reports:

The privacy watchdog has issued a reminder that it is not illegal for parents and friends to take photos of pupils at school concerts or nativity plays under data protection rules.

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said today: ‘Having a child perform at a school play or a festive concert is a very proud moment for parents and is understandably a memory that many want to capture on camera.

‘It is disappointing to hear that the myth such photos are forbidden by the Data Protection Act still prevails in some schools.’

Read more on Amateur Photographer (UK).

The ICO’s guidance is available on the ICO web siite.

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