Good day,Is it legal to take a video of ...

Asked by Tiesha on 11-10-2021 15:31:20
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day,

Is it legal to take a video of someone in a public setting without their consent. A friend was at a bar and was dancing around someone who knows her took a video and sent it on to her family and now it has become a big issue within the family. It went so bad that now there are rumors going around about things she said that is not true and people are getting hurt by this. What can be done in this instance?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 12-10-2021 21:58:18

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Unfortunately, yes. If the person is in public, then it is legal to make a video of that person.

However, the person taking the video can't use the video to make money. Like an advert. 

Not a lot can be done in this instance ... especially if the video is 100% true and not edited or such like.

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