A 18-year-old woman from Carinthia, Austria is suing her parents for posting childhood photos of her on Facebook without her consent.
The woman is claiming that since 2009 her parents have made her life a misery by posting over 500 photos of her. These pictures that her parent’s 700 Facebook friends were able to see include embarrassing images from her childhood, such as her being changed and potty training.
Her lawyer Michael Rami says that the photos were posted on social media without her consent, and he believes she has a good chance of winning this case in court.
“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 18-year-old said.
Her father believes that since he took the photos he has the right to publish the images. Despite her requests, her parents have refused to delete the photos. This has left the woman with the only option of suing them.
“I’m tired of not being taken seriously by my parents”, she said.
Her lawyer says that if it can be proven that the images have violated her rights then her parents may lose the case. If she wins, her parents may have to pay financial compensation for pain and suffering, as well as her legal costs.
This case is set to be heard in November.
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