Most photos and videos that are taken in public, or on private property that is open to the public, do not violate anyone's reasonable expectation of privacy, so we generally leave them up.
We may remove close-ups of unsuspecting patrons if the photos or videos don't tell us much about the business. Our Content Guidelines state that business photos and videos should be broadly representative of the business and reflect the typical consumer experience (e.g., what the business looks like, what the business offers, etc.).
If you see a photo or video that you believe may violate Yelp policies or guidelines, please report it so our moderators can take a look.