Children Could Soon Sue Parents Who Post Pictures Of Them On Social Media
Everybody has that annoying friend who persistently posts pictures of their children or their nieces and nephews to Facebook. We get it, you have children you love and care about in your life, now get off my timeline.
With any luck, if internet law expert Eric Delcroix speaks the truth, we might not have to put up with it much longer.
He told Le Figaro newspaper, "In a few years, children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos of them when they were younger."
Delcroix says that children, at certain stages of their life, may not want to be plastered all over social media, meaning parents could be breaching their right to privacy.
Therefore any parent who is sued by their child could find themselves paying out some hefty compensation. Now, that's a real shitty thing for any kid to do to their parents, but it does rid social media of annoying parent posts. So, swings and roundabouts, really.
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Only last month the French Gendarmerie, concerned with children's security, asked people on Facebook to 'Stop posting images of their children' in an attempt to protect the privacy of minors.
According to a 2015 survey about social media awareness, the University of Michigan found that 74% of people are hesitant to post pictures of their children online but do it anyway because everyone else does.
Even more staggeringly, 51% of parents offer up personal information alongside said images that could identify children's locations.
Stay vigilant out there, people. And kids, don't sue your parents, kindly ask them to remove it if you're that way inclined.