Commons:Country specific consent requirements/table

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Consent required for action related to a picture of a person in a public place (by country)
Country Take a picture Publish a picture Commercially1 use a published picture
Afghanistan No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Argentina No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Australia No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) Yes
Austria No No (with exceptions) Yes
Belgium No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Brazil Yes Yes Yes
Canada Depends on province Yes (with exceptions) Yes
China No No Yes
Czech Republic Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Denmark No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Ethiopia No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Finland No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
France Yes (with exceptions) Yes Yes
Germany Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Greece No for journalism/editorial publication (Greek Constitution Article 14 "right to report"), or Yes with exceptions when the EU privacy law applies and is not counterbalanced by other laws (freedom of the press, freedom of the arts, freedom of speech, public places etc) No for journalism/editorial publication (Greek Constitution Article 14 "right to report"), or Yes with exceptions when the EU privacy law applies and is not counterbalanced by other laws (freedom of the press, freedom of the arts, freedom of speech, public places etc) Yes (with exceptions) when the EU privacy law applies and is not counterbalanced by other laws (freedom of the press, freedom of the arts, freedom of speech, public places etc)
Hungary Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
India No No (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Israel No Yes Yes
Italy No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Japan Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Libya No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Mexico No Yes Yes
Netherlands No No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions)
New Zealand No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions)  ?
Norway No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Peru No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Poland No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Portugal No (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Russian Federation No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Slovakia Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Slovenia No No Yes
South Africa No No Yes
Spain Yes Yes Yes
Sweden No No Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom Depends on circumstances Depends on circumstances Depends on circumstances
United States No No Usually (although laws differ by state)
1: In this context "commercial use" is purely {{personality rights}}, and thus never a reason for deletion