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QLD Posting Photos of Employees on Social Media Without Consent?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Pete278, 25 July 2016.

  1. Pete278

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    When working for a government agency and said agency has a dedicated social media site, ie : Facebook, can the agency post photo/s of employees in a work environment on the site without verbal or written consent?
     
  2. Tim W

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    There is no general right not to be photographed,
    and no right of privacy of the kind you might think would apply here.

    They are not however entitled to embarrass or humiliate you,
    or expose you to risk.

    Are you in a position to give us any more detail?
     
  3. Pete278

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    Thanks so much for the response and help Tim. Really appreciate it.

    I have been informed there is a dedicated legal and ethical standards unit in govt so will approach for further information and hopefully can tighten up any perceived shortcomings in social media / personal issues.

    With thanks,
     
    #3 Pete278, 26 July 2016
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