Spore DOES NOT have a privacy law.
If the building is in plain from public area, you can take a photo of it.
If you are in their compound, they can stop you from doing whatever you are doing,
be it taking photos or sitting on the ground. It is private property.
If you are stopped, if you are not doing something wrong,
then you have nothing to be afraid of. Let them check.
Sensitive areas are normally out of public view, so no worries there.