Photos in school - wider issue?
Is there more than data protection to consider when dealing with the issue of parents taking photos in school?
The BBC have widely reported that the Information Commissioner has issued new guidance for schools about parents taking photos in school.
BBC News - Nativity photos not against law, says data watchdog
As far as I can tell, this is a re-issuing of the old advice about personal use and data protection.
Information and Advice on Taking Photos in Schools - ICO
However, this just deals with the data protection aspect. And mentions photos for the family albums.
I was going to contact the ICO to enquire about what the situation would be if the family album is actually Facebook or Flickr or similar, but I am wondering if this is not a data protection issue but a safeguarding issue??? Parents can quite innocently take photos of groups of friends, upload them to Facebook with no privacy settings and tag the children with names. What happens if there is a child there who is subject to some kind of child protection order to keep their identity safe? Would the school be responsible for policing who is photographed???
If a parent uploads photos to a website, is that still considered personal use???
Anyone know of any guidance on this?