GDPR and the LAPD Historical Photo Archive

The Los Angeles Police to open its historical archive of photos, some of which date back to 1925, taken by officers on duty: a unique opportunity to look at the American society and its evolution from the perspective of crime and those who fight it.

Fortunately, in the US, there is no rule similar to the GDPR’s distorted and forced interpretation that would prevent the publication of photographs like these.

The prevalence of the “right to history” over the processing of data of now deceased people – and not only – is an issue that I have dealt with extensively in Protecting Personal Information.

We must stop thinking that the sea of law is inhabited only by the GDPR and, above all, that the GDPR is the “biggest fish in the pond”.

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