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Realizing that there is some concern with having one's picture taken in the first place; according to those who allow pictures of people to be taken, is there any halachic reason which would prevent one from taking pictures of people in public (ie in a way which breaks no civil law) and sharing those pictures either online or in print without getting the expressed permission of those in the picture?

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with regards to the concept of 'umdena' or 'stam daas', I would assume everyone now-a-days realizes the ramifications of having their picture taken that it will made available in some sort of media... – R. Mo Apr 7 '14 at 20:17

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