When it comes to taking photos or video recordings of people, in most cases you’ll need verbal or written consent for these photos or videos to be posted online.
You’ll need to let people know that the photos or videos may be shared with the public, by uploading them to social media and other websites.
If you are looking to obtain written consent, the templates below may be useful:
GDPR and Photos
In terms of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and using photos or videos of people, valid consent must be freely given, with genuine choice and control. A consent form must be specific and easy to understand, and there has to be a clear way of the individual stating that they agree, such as a place to sign that they give their consent.
It’s also important to note that there are no specific timescales for expiry of consent in GDPR – consent can be withdrawn at any time. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a clear record of consent, including who, when, what and how.
For more information, you can visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
Filming in Your Church
If you have been approached about filming inside your church, the below template can be used to confirm various details: