The term 'personal data' includes photos of any individuals. If you have any concerns about your employer using or displaying your photo, please discuss this with your manager in the first instance. This includes displaying your photo in your workplace, online or in any promotional material.
It is likely that the use of the photo would be ‘fair and lawful’ if your objection is simply that you do not want it displayed.
The use of your photo may be a breach of data protection legislation if you raise a reasonable objection. For example, in a clinical environment staff may raise personal safety and security concerns because they have access to drugs in the course of their employment.
If your employer takes your photo, you should be told why it is being taken. It should not be used for any other reason without your permission.
If you are unable to resolve any concerns informally, please call us for further advice