Rights on making photo of a person without his consent

The right to one’s own picture protects the persons depicted against publication of their image if this would violate justified interests. Hence, this provision does not protect you from someone taking your picture but only against the subsequent publication. Invoking the right to one’s own picture is only possible under two conditions. First, the image is made accessible to the public, for example via the Internet, and second, the person’s interest in removing his/her image prevails over that of the person making it available. An overriding interest of the person depicted exists if he or she is recognisable in the picture and is depicted in a distorting or exposing manner or, according to case law, if the picture is used for advertising purposes without his/her consent.

Mar 4