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Can I sue for filming me without my consent, I live in

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Can I sue for filming me without my consent
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I live in Carlow Ireland
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Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Can I sue someone for filming me with their phone without my consent
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Expert:  Buachaill replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Buachaill replied 7 days ago.

1.  The short answer is "No" you cannot sue someone for filming you without your consent with their smartphone.  However, if they take your image and use it for commercial purposes, such as posting it on Social Media or using your image in an advertisement, then you can sue for loss of your "image rights".  However, if they don´t publish it for gain or personal benefit, then you cannot sue someone for filming you with their mobile phone.

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Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 day ago.

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