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Photographs in Public Places and Privacy

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This commentary examines the European Court of Human Rights' jurisprudence on photography in public places and privacy. The author traces the evolution of the Court's analysis, from the early cases in which the Court rejected claims made by applicants captured in photographs taken in public places, to recent cases in which the Court has offered extensive and significant protection. The author argues that whilst it was essential that the Court developed Article 8 ECHR to accommodate the privacy interests of those photographed in public places, there are a number of problems with the current approach.

Document Type: Commentary

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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