How does this apply to the press?
>Our data protection regime lets us take holiday snaps, even of strangers, provided
>we're doing so for private purposes. But if we're taking snaps for commercial use,
>where individuals are identifiable, there is no such exemption. We need to notify
>the subjects, and that's hard for Google to do. Even a loudspeaker on top of the
>camera cars ("Hi, it's Google here, say 'cheese' everybody!") might not suffice.
So how does this apply to the press? They take pictures for "commercial use" do they have to go around and get consent from everyone in the frame? How do the paparazzi operate? They make a living from photographing people without their consent. The morons who run our news programmes on TV these days seem to think that the only way to read a report about anything is to stand outside a building remotely connected with the event and film a reporter, do they have to get informed consent from every passer by? If I said no would they have to stop their live broadcast and wait for me to go on my way. They certainly have no right to obstruct me.
Is this another case of "The law is an ass"?