Hot! Parents in France Warned: Risk Legal Action for Posting Kid’s Photos on Facebook

Parents in France are being warned that their children could have the right to sue them in years to come for putting their baby photos on Facebook.

Image Credit: Sarah Marshall (Flickr)

Image Credit: Sarah Marshall (Flickr)

As The Next Web reports, the country’s strict privacy laws means that authorities predict that children could sue their parents for €45,000 in damages and a year in prison.

Eric Delcroix, an internet law and ethics said:

“In a few years, children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos of them when they were younger […] Children at certain stages do not wish to be photographed or still less for those photos to be made public.”

Professor Nicola Whitton of Manchester Metropolitan University is also concerned about future problems from photo sharing. She said:

“I think we’re going to get a backlash in years to come from young people coming to realize that they’ve had their whole lives, from the day they were born, available to social media.”

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