With the availability of good cameras and phones, it is no surprise that websites like YouTube and Instagram have grown in popularity over the years. Anyone can take a good picture or record a video simply by pulling out their phone. As amazing as this ability is, it does bring up some issues with privacy. Not everyone likes having their photo taken or wants to appear in a viral video, which raises an important question.
The answer to that question, is a little complicated. There are some instances where it is okay to film someone without their consent, and there are others where you need permission. Often times, whether it is okay to film or photograph someone depends on the location.
Taking a picture or video of someone can be a breach in someone’s privacy, especially if the image or video goes viral. It is important to remember that not everyone wants there image out there on the internet for the world to see. Your best bet when taking a picture or video of someone, is to get his or her permission to post it somewhere. This way, the person still has some control of how he or she is represented online. After all, everyone has a right to their privacy.