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Taking and displaying pupil photos and information

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Last updated on 22 March 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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There are no hard and fast rules under the GDPR on displaying pupil photos or other information, but you must have a 'lawful basis' for using personal data. Use the advice below to work out how best to manage this in your school.

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  1. 1 Identify your lawful basis for displaying personal data
  2. 2 Seek consent to take and use photos
  3. 3 Age thresholds for parental consent
  4. 4 Consider safeguarding risks
  5. 5 Photos taken by parents aren't covered by the GDPR
  6. 6 School photographers can only use photos as agreed contractually

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