According to a report, An 18-year-old Austrian girl has sued her parents for posting her embarrassing pics which include some intimate pictures of her from her childhood online over Facebook without her consent. According to the girl, her parents made her life miserable as they have posted 500 pictures of her since 2009 with their 700 online friends on the social networking site – Facebook. The photos in that 500 pictures collection shared included pictures of her potty lessons and later nappy being changed. According to thelocal.at’s report, the girl stated the following lines to them “They knew no shame and no limit and didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot — every stage was photographed and then made public,”.
The girl told that she had requested her parents several times from back then but got nothing more than being asked to sue them for the same as her father believed that he carried the exclusive right to publish those images because he clicked them.
Michael Rami who is fighting the case on the girl’s side stated that if it can be proven that the images have violated her rights to a personal life, then her parents may lose the case and the parents would have to pay financial compensation for her pain and suffering, and will also be liable for her legal costs.
The case would be heard in November and if the girl’s parents lost the case then this is going to be a sign of warning for all those parents who post pictures of their child without their consent. Sometimes these pictures are not even of the level of acceptance just like the above case.
As Austrian privacy laws are much lenient than other countries, it would be interesting to see which side wins the case.