(Closed) Clearly not ethical, but illegal too?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

report it to facebook.

Post # 3
4907 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Woooooow. If she’s an employee, you have a pretty direct way to deal with it, if she’s the owner.. not so much. You could report the photos to a local news source. They could be like “busted” and make her look like shitbag of a human being she is. 

ETA screenshots, screenshots, screenshots for reporting. 

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Post # 5
7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

In some states (like California) it’s illegal to record or photograph others without their consent then distribute those photos or recordings. Check your state laws to see what’s legal and not. 

You may be able to write a yelp,review then let it go viral. Just choose your words carefully to avoid breaking any laws.

Post # 6
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

If they are in a public space OR a private space without an expectation of privacy (restaurant, etc) then what she’s doing is not illegal. Shitty, yes. But not illegal. See also: the incredible popularity of “People of Wal-Mart.”


You can try reporting it to Facebook, but whether they delete something or not is in the lap of the gods. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.

Post # 7
4907 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

ruphiolis:  I have no idea. :/ You could always ask someone in law enforcement if it’s illegal I guess. Does this person know who you are?

Post # 9
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

ruphiolis: I was going to say pretty much what rachel85:  said. It is public domain and it is no different than people of Walmart pages on Facebook.


Post # 10
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Question: when she posts the photos, is she blurring/blanking out their faces?

I have this odd feeling that if you blank/otherwise disguise their faces, you are less liable in some cases…

Post # 11
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

ruphiolis:  It totally sucks, but I’m pretty sure rachel85: is correct. No one has a right to not to have their photo taken in a public place. 

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