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Photo and video releases

University of Missouri photographers and videographers must obtain a signed release form from any person appearing in a photo to be used by the university for publications, marketing materials, websites or any other communications. No photo, video, audio recording or other multimedia project may be published, posted online or shared publicly without the express written consent of all participants.

Release form

Photo/video release form for students and non-students

Privacy

Missouri courts recognize tort actions relating to invasion of privacy, including:

  • Publication of private embarrassing facts.
  • Appropriation of name or likeness.
  • Publicly placing one in a false light.

In addition, federal statutes govern the release or publication of personal information. Web editors should be aware of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

MU communications professionals sharing any information about students or "educational records" must understand and comply with FERPA. FERPA protects the privacy of the "educational records" of current and former students.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

MU communications professionals sharing any individual health-related information must understand and comply with provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).