Right to Photograph & Record: On the Ground and in the Air
National Press Club
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) presented a panel discussion on “The Right to Photograph & Record on the Ground and in the Air” at the National Press Club as part of Free Speech Week. This event was free and open to the public.
John Verdi, Director of Privacy Initiatives, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Chuck Tobin, Esq. First Amendment Attorney with Holland and Knight
Liz Lyons, Privacy Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Washington, D.C.
Derek Meeks, Director of Technology and Innovation/Body Worn Camera Program at the MPD of Washington, DC.
Linda Davidson, Staff Photojournalist at The Washington Post
Mannie Garcia, Visual Journalist
Moderator: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association
The expert panel examined constitutional questions (i.e. search and seizure, etc.) as well as offered informative practical advice regarding the best ways to handle these situations. Perspectives on privacy concerns, police bodycams and the latest legal updates on use of drones for newsgathering were also offered.
Right to Photograph and Record MP3
Listen to the discussion in its entirety here: