Facebook and Children’s Photos

A Dutch grandmother refused to remove photos of her grandchildren on Facebook. And, because of this, she violated Europe’s G.D.P.R (General Data Protection Regulation). The European G.D.P.R. permits government monitoring of large company’s data collection.

So, a grandmother’s actions on Facebook and Pinterest became a court matter in the Netherlands, recently. According to the District Court Judge, the grandmother violated the G.D.P.R. And, as a result of this, a private issue challenged internet privacy.

A judge in Gelderland determined that the grandmother wasn’t allowed to post pictures of her grandchildren without her daughter’s (the children’s mother’s) consent.

The Netherland’s G.D.P.R states that posting the images of minor’s, under 16, is an action needing the consent of legal guardians.

When the children’s mother’s requests for the picture’s deletion were not complied with, she took the case to court. The case shows how the privacy law allows people to control the collection and distribution of their own data.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/business/facebook-privacy-law-grandmother.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes&fbclid=IwAR31nW6nLrGtWbfSRd4ChUeTmrayw1pkNzoKSlqlAsaDnsM6-Pfo713fiRU

What laws exist in California to protect the privacy of children online?

-Under California law, commercial websites that gather personal information have to post a privacy policy

-and this policy is required to list the types of personal information collected by the site

-the policy also has to state whether the information it collects is shared with other companies, as well as the type of companies it shares with

-federal law requires websites to gain a guardian’s consent prior to collecting any personal information from children under 13

Source: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/facts/online-privacy/child-privacy

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