Is the “Our Team” section of your website creating a liability?

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Company websites are ubiquitous. They are a necessary form of marketing in any industry. One of the methods of exploiting the value of this medium is to use images and videos of employees as part of the advertisement: as a friendly face on display under the “Our Team” section; or as free models and actors for advertising photographs and videos. Before doing so, employers should be aware of the potential liability arising for statutory protections of privacy.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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