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No, it is not illegal to require an employee to disclose their full name and picture in connection with their employment as no law creates an enforceable "privacy right" with respect to one's name or picture. I can understand how some employee's might be put off by this, but there is nothing at all illegal about the requirement.
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An employer is always free to adopt new policies or to change existing policies. By the logic these employees are advancing, a company could NEVER change the way it did business without firing it's whole staff. That is neither a good result for the employer or the employee, and it is not what the law requires.
The law affords employers extremely broad discretion with regard to how they can run their business. Unless something is expressly illegal, they can require they employees to do it as a condition of further employment. It's a bit unfair, but an employee's recourse if they do not like how their employer is running its business is to search for work at another company's with practices that are more acceptable.
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