In­ter­net safety

Amateur Photographer - - Your Rights -

On­line safety can be a bit of a mine­field but, if you run a pho­tog­ra­phy web­site as part of your busi­ness, it’s best to in­vest in ef­fec­tive se­cu­rity soft­ware that in­cludes an an­tivirus, fire­wall and per­sonal in­for­ma­tion pro­tec­tion tools. Fron­trun­ners in­clude nor­ton Se­cu­rity and McAfee To­tal Pro­tec­tion.

if you’re putting your pho­tos on a web­site, it’s also a good idea to copy­right them, ide­ally with a wa­ter­mark on each im­age. You can gen­er­ally add a copy­right no­tice to an im­age file’s meta­data as well as applying a wa­ter­mark in edit­ing pro­grams like Adobe light­room.

new GDPR (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) leg­is­la­tion has re­cently come into force so you should be aware of this if you store in­for­ma­tion on clients or rou­tinely con­tact them. The iCO (in­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sioner’s Of­fice) of­fers a use­ful data pro­tec­tion self-as­sess­ment tool­kit, which you can ac­cess for free at ico.org.uk.

Add a copy­right no­tice to the meta­data when putting your images on a web­site

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