Minor photos removed from Facebook by grandma under GDPR rules

A lady must erase photos of her grandkids that she posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their folks’ consent, a court in the Netherlands has dominated.

It wound up in court after an altercation between the lady and her girl.

The appointed authority governed the issue was inside the extent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

One master said the decision mirrored the “position that the European Court has taken over numerous years”.

The case went to court after the lady would not erase photos of her grandkids which she had posted via web-based networking media.

The mother of the kids had approached a few times for the photos to be erased.

The GDPR doesn’t have any significant bearing to the “absolutely close to home” or “family” preparing of information.

Notwithstanding, that exclusion didn’t make a difference since posting photos via web-based networking media made them accessible to a more extensive crowd, the decision said.

“With Facebook, it can’t be precluded that set photographs might be disseminated and may wind up in the hands of outsiders,” it said.

The lady must evacuate the photographs or pay a fine of €50 (£45) for consistently that she neglects to conform to the request, up to a most extreme fine of €1,000.

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In the event that she posts more pictures of the kids later on, she will be fined an extra €50 every day.

“I think the ruling will surprise a lot of people who probably don’t think too much before they tweet or post photos,” said Neil Brown, a technology lawyer at Decoded Legal.

“Irrespective of the legal position, would it be reasonable for the people who’ve posted those photos to think, ‘Well, he or she doesn’t want them out there anymore’?”

“Actually, the reasonable thing – the human thing to do – is to go and take them down.”