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Why are people constantly taking selfies in the bathroom.This needs to stop!

I expect to be totally free from pictures when I am showering, using the bathroom, changing my clothes, and all the other things people legitimately do in the bathroom. I was under the impression that federal law prohibit picture taking in the bathroom but apparently the staff at newport planet fitness doesn't care. Is it just me or do they do this to everyone.

I have noticed that planet fitness's web page shows people taking selfies in the bathroom as if it is part of the culture of planet fitness.Please stop or give me my money back.

Reason of review: Other issue.

Monetary Loss: $1000.

Preferred solution: Full refund.

I didn't like: Careless security, Cussed at by a ignorant member, Unhygienic.

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Anonymous
Baltimore, Maryland, United States #1274241

The Video Voyeurism Prevention Act prohibits the photographing or videotaping of a naked person without his or her permission in a gym, tanning salon, dressing room or anywhere else where one expects a "reasonable expectation of privacy."

Violators can expect fines of up to $100,000 and/or up to a year in prison.

This doesn't necessarily make it illegal for someone to snap your photo without your permission though.

For instance, if you're just walking down the street and someone takes a picture, they're well within their rights no matter how violated you might feel.

But if someone takes a picture of you without your permission while you're getting ready to shower at the gym, it's against the law.

This law isn't limited to camera phones but also includes camcorders, cameras, and digital cameras. While the law is there, enforcing it is a whole different matter. First of all, you have to know your picture is being taken.

The person taking the photograph can be pretending to be talking on the phone or doing something else. This means you have to be positive your privacy is being violated. If you're not aware you're being photographed, your picture can still end up on the internet. Unless you happen to stumble across it, you'll be none the wiser.

Even if you do find it, you can take action, but finding the photographer may not be easy. Camera phones are intended to be a convenient way to take and share spur of the moment photos with friends and family. And there's nothing wrong with that. Like anything else though, people have to proceed with caution.

Never take photos of people without their permission, and try to be aware of your surroundings. If you see someone taking your photo without your permission, it's your right to ask him or her to stop.

If you're undressed and someone is taking your photo, put in a call to the police, immediately.Not only are you making sure your rights are intact, you're also making the dressing room a little safer for the rest of the world.

offconsumerpissed
Muncie, Indiana, United States #1273431

Forget singling out the bathroom....can we just ban selfies and photos in the gym altogether?We get it.

You are on steroids, are down to 375 lbs., or are so empty inside that you have to show your workout body.

I'm all for fitness, and personally enjoy the gym.Just don't enjoy the goofs that use it as a photo op.

h.kitchener
Columbia, South Carolina, United States #1273385

Don't you know that this outfit lets anyone or anything in their establishment? There doesn't appear to be any standards of behavior there so the best thing to do is go elsewhere if you value privacy and morality.

Anonymous
to h.kitchener Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States #1276931

Wow, anyone?What kind of standards fits your perfect world?

No one knows how someone will behave until they utilize the establishment or service. But if I could figure out just by seeing you as to what makes you the!sub-human to even make that remark, I'd be clairvoyant. Since I'm not, i can only go by what you wrote. Aren't you special.

Nope, but that doesn't mean that you are not welcome.

YES, there are standards of conduct. Staff can't be everywhere to prevent camera use. Signs are posted, yet many don't care.

Just like you, they think they are special.

One by one they are dealt with as they are caught in violation.Cameras & staff just can't be everywhere.

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