Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group believe that you have a right to privacy and we take defending that right very seriously. We updated our privacy policy and terms of use to take on board the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Please read them, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the link above.

In the early days of GDPR, having updated the documents above we are ensuring all paper records our destroyed. Whilst everyone is getting worked up about internet stuff, many have records lurking in cupboards, drawers, etc. Historically we collected peoples details when they came to meetings – no more!


If someone is identifiable in a photograph or video, that is also Personal Data.  Ironically little mention is made of photographs in discussions and debates about GDPR.

At events we have sometimes taken photographs of members of the public taking part in actions in a variety of ways – such as signing cards or posing with a “selfie” frame. We have never, and never will, take photographs without the consent of those in them. Whilst we have not historically taken written consent, we have felt that by posing for a photograph consent is implied. We have always taken photographs within or adjacent to a stall, when it is clear that we are promoting the work of Amnesty International – and/or the photographer is wearing a distinctive Amnesty International tabard.
We do not propose to remove photographs from this website in view of the change to GDPR regulations. However, please let us know if there is a photograph on our site that is identifiable as you, that you wish us to remove. Likewise any photographs we have used from third parties where you think we have infringed copyright – we always try to ensure this is not the case and act in good faith.

However, if you are a government official, or other dignitary, and a photograph is used as part of an action that discredits or otherwise embarrasses you, please consider the action highlighted. Amnesty International is focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. So please release the prisoners of conscience you are holding, stop torturing and otherwises mend your ways. Then we will remove your photograph…