Austrian teenager sues parents for ‘violating privacy’ with childhood Facebook pictures

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Awoman in Austria is suing her parents to force them to remove childhood pictures of her from Facebook, in the first case of its kind in the country.

The 18-year-old woman, who has not been named under Austrian privacy laws, said the pictures were embarrassing and a violation of her privacy.

“They knew no shame and no limits,” she told Austria’s Heute newspaper. “They didn’t care if I was sitting on the toilet or lying naked in the cot, every moment was photographed and made public.”

The woman said she had repeatedly asked her parents to remove more than 500 pictures of her from Facebook, but they had refused.

So she decided to take legal action as soon as she turned 18.

“I’m tired of not being taken seriously by my parents,” she said.

Her parents have shared the intimate pictures with around 700 friends on Facebook, she said.

Her father told her that as he had taken the photographs, he had the right to do with them as he pleased. Now she is suing her parents for infringing her right to privacy.

The case is set to come to court in November and her lawyer, Michael Rami, said he believed she had a good chance of winning.

Her father told her that as he had taken the photographs, he had the right to do with them as he pleased. Now she is suing her parents for infringing her right to privacy.

The case is set to come to court in November and her lawyer, Michael Rami, said he believed she had a good chance of winning.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/austrian-teenager-sues-parents-for-violating-privacy-with-childh/


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