New privacy rules in Hungary, which took effect on 15 March, prompted the UK government to consider whether to issue advice for British travellers.
It was feared that, under a new civil code, amateur and professional photographers would need to obtain consent from everyone in a picture who is identifiable, regardless of whether the image is published.
This reportedly meant that a photographer could, for example, run the risk of being sued if a person wanders into shot and doesn’t want their picture taken.
However, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) told Amateur Photographer yesterday: ‘We have seen no evidence, so far, that the law will affect British nationals, so we have not included it in travel advice.’
The FCO spokesman added: ‘It is something that we continue to monitor and, should our assessment change, we will amend our advice to reflect this.’