- Cavalli, a joint around Westlands on its part shares a QR code, asking its followers to scan for notice and photography on its premises.
- Casa Vera's manager said he could not say much on the issue that the Data Commissioner was referencing
Several lounges in Nairobi City have issued disclaimers on photography and videography on their premises.
Their move came hours after the office of the Data Commissioner fined popular Casa Vera Lounge Sh1,850,000 for using a reveller's image without consent, on its social media pages.
Through their various social media pages, the lounges issued directives on how they would handle photography issues on their premises, while others seemed to have given out warnings.
Cavalli, a joint around Westlands on its part shared a QR code, asking its followers to scan for notice and photography on its premises.
"If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded, or photographed, please request a glow wristband at the entrance or from our stewards," the notice stated.
Further, Cavalli said in order to avoid photography, customers should keep the wristband on until they leave the premises.
"This wristband will signal your preference, and all individuals involved in filming or recording will respect your request and avoid capturing you on camera. If, by any chance, a picture or recording is unintentionally taken, it will be promptly deleted," the lounge said.
However, Cavalli added that when a customer enters the premises, they enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.
On its part, Quiver Lounge also issued a disclaimer to its customers, informing them that the premise is an area where photography audio and video recording may occur.
"Please be aware that by entering the premises, you consent to be photographed. Do not enter this area if you do not agree to the foregoing," the statement read.
Manhattan based in Mombasa Road also followed suit, including other several joints in the city.
They all sent one message, 'in our premises, photography and videography may occur'.
Through a statement, the Commissioner said the penalty will ensure that social joints seek consent before using their client's photos.
"The establishment was fined Sh1,850,000 for posting a reveller's image on their social media platform without the Data Subject's consent. This penalty seeks to ensure that other lounges, and clubs seek consent from their customers prior to posting," the Data Commissioner said.
Casa Vera's manager said he could not say much on the issue that the Data Commissioner was referencing, adding that there is always a disclaimer at the restaurant's entrance alerting people that images and videos taken inside can be used by the club.
"At the entrance, we have a disclaimer that all images and videos taken inside the club can be used for commercial purposes... I cannot comment any further than that," the manager said.