Social Networking has become a trend these days or I must say more of a necessity and less of a trend. People have started expressing their love online and on the same hand revenges too. The same happened with a 14 year old girl whose naked picture was uploaded on a Facebook page named as “Shame Page” several times between November 2014 and January 2016.
According to the victim’s lawyer Facebook had the power to block any re-publication by using a tracking process to identify the image that Facebook didn’t even after many reports.
In response to this the lawyer fighting the case for Facebook said that claim for damages should be dismissed as the company always took down the picture when it was notified.
According to The Guardian’s report Website has lost the case to the victim and victim is demanding claim for damages for misuse of private information, negligence and breach of the Data Protection Act.
The victim’s lawyer even said that the posting of naked pictures of an underage is clearly child abuse and accused must be punished by the penal authority.
Facebook’s lawyers are relying on a European directive that according to them provides protection from having to monitor a vast amount of online material for what is posted on one page.
This means that if this European directive be on Facebook’s side then Facebook will definitely win the case as then Facebook will have an excuse saying that how can they monitor this much of data as everyone knows billions of people use Facebook and loads of data is published on their servers every second.
The case against Facebook and the man who it is claimed to originally have posted the picture will now move to full trial in Belfast at a later date.
What do you think who is the accuser?
The man who posted the image of that girl or the social networking giant on which it was posted?
Kindly express your views in the comment section below.