Hi, did a search but couldnt find the legal position regarding an incident concerning a commercial video i just did that infuriated a parent of a child that was included in a shot - hope someone can help.
i have lived in cz for the past 15 years and somewhat lost touch with whats going on in the uk. i was shooting a promotional video for a cz travel agency featuring a hotel in egypt. i had full approval and permission from the hotel. while doing a few scene setting shots of the expansive pool area a very angry man approached me, asked what i was doing and did i have permission to video. i explained. he said that a lot of parents were angry with me shooting video of their children and i further explained that i was doing a selection of general pool shots and not close-ups. he said that in the uk i would need the parents approval to video children in this situation and circumstances. i stopped filming as i didnt want to upset anyones holiday even though the privacy laws in cz would allow me to do this and presumably also in egypt, i guess.
i just wonder what the legal position is if this had been in the uk because i have ongoing work in the med and will no doubt encounter many uk tourists - and not wanting to enrage or spoil their hols but having done ten hotels in egypt this was the only guy who complained and need to know if i am doing something bad or just met a guy with a problem.
thanks in advance for any advice.