Ask the legal expert: Are we liable for any penalties or wrongdoing after some resident images appeared in the newspaper?
We had a community event, a July 4 ice cream social, on our grounds and the public was invited. A newspaper came and photographed a bunch of stuff, including some residents. Good public relations, right? Wrong. Now we are being accused of violating residents’ privacy rights since some of their images appeared in the newspaper. Are we liable for any penalties or wrongdoing? Should we have handled this differently?