Monday, 7 March 2016

Children can sue parents for publishing photos of them on facebook, says Internet ethics experts

In a few years children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos of them when they were younger.

According to Metro, Internet ethics expert Eric Delcroix told Le Figaro newspaper that Children at certain stages do not wish for those photos to be made public'.

Mark Stephens, from law firm Howard Kennedy, said: "If you post a picture of your child say, in a bath or in some other way they may find unacceptable, they could bring proceedings when they reach 18.

Claims for damages were a risk especially if families are dysfunctional or estranged, he added.
In France, parents were warned to stop posting pictures of their offspring online. The warning has come after strict online privacy laws were introduced in France which carry a threat of £35,000 fines and up to a year in prison.

Parents could be sued by their own children and fined or even jailed for posting pictures of them on facebook.

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