Surveillance has become a common part of everyday life. From CCTV and alarms to remote monitoring cameras and GPS tracking on mobile phones, there are so many different ways of tracking our movements and the things that we do.
Consent to be Photographed
In everyday healthcare practice we are directed by legislation and best practice guidance to gain informed consent for medical interventions, care plans and, broadly speaking, any professional interaction. This includes consent to be photographed, which in years gone by would have included use on medication charts (MARS sheets), care plans and care provider notice boards. In more recent years, it also includes the use of photos shared on social media, email and messaging services such as WhatsApp.