The Civil Liability of Street Shooting and Photography Under the Jordanian Civil Law

Enas Qutieshat


People like to capture the moment and recall it upon request. Nearly everyone is able to take photos using standard technology. This paper will highlight one of the most important cases where photos are taken in good or bad intentions without the consent of the individual being captured. Any individual has the right to privacy in his personal life; this means he has the right to control who will have the right to capture his photo and who has the right to use it in the future. This is so, since there are some rights, which are recognized by different national laws and international conventions connected to human beings. In Jordan, any individual has some basic rights, including but not limited to the right of privacy and the right to protect others from brining any action against the rights, which are connected to their legal personality as a human being. This paper will highlight the current legal approach within Jordan when it comes to taking photos of other. Trying to figure out whether the laws, as is, are able to protect individuals or need to be  amended.

Keywords: Civil Liability, Privacy, Photography, Consent, Breach.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/91-14

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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