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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52389285 If there is talk of social restrictions lasting this year, then there is little chance of big cons going ahead. How can you social distance at large scale events like LFCC? Impossible. Sadly, I think Large Cons getting back to normal this year seems increasingly unlikely.
  2. Yes, the GDPR might have been a reason for some delay. As an organisation, Showmasters would have looked at the bigger picture and decided whether publishing photos taken after May 25th (including those bought at the show) was conforming to the new GDPR regulations. My issue is that Showmasters published a statement saying photos are anonymous or you can't identify people. This is so wrong that it's laughable. Identifying people doesn't necessarily mean knowing a name. As the ICO said regarding what is personal data "Simply because you do not know the name of an individual does not mean you cannot identify [them]. Many of us do not know the names of all our neighbours, but we are still able to identify them" Selling tickets online and getting customers to tick a box agreeing to terms (including that photos will be sold online) is great, but how do you distinguish photos bought online from those bought at the show? They can't....Punters aren't made aware or asked for consent when buying at sales desk to their photos (personal data) being published online.
  3. What Showmasters say: "As we DO NOT identify the indiividuals in our photo shoots, bar the actor they are with, we are not infringing on individuals privacy as per the new laws...we are not infringing individual's privacy and they remain anomynous" From Article 4 of the GDPR regulations: "'personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person" So with photo galleries there is lots of information which can be used to personally identify (directly or indirectly) individuals. Information that is revealed in photos might be: Sex/Gender Date and Location of photo Skin Colour/Ethnic background Age range Religious affiliation Other physical factors like visible markings, tattoos or disabilities This information could be used to identify who they are.
  4. Looks more to do with Gdpr. Are people who buy photos on the day at events made aware the photos will be published? Do they consent to it....how is this consent stored? Photos are identifiable information....they are absolutely not ‘anonymous’ in nature.
  5. You pay a lot of money for photos, so having as much of you and the actor in the photo as possible is surely a good thing, right? Personally if I was photographing them I'd be giving attendees 3/4 length portrait by default!
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