Court Orders Grandma to Delete Facebook Photos of Grandkids

By Gary Cutlack on at

A court in the Netherlands has used GDPR legislation to order an old lady to delete the photos of her grandkids that she put online, after her daughter made repeated requests to have them removed. Granny didn't, so it all went to court.

The court found that the personal use exemption within the GDPR rules did not count in this case, as the images were posted to Facebook and Pinterest, where there was a chance they might reach a wider audience. The ruling explained that "...it cannot be ruled out that placed photos may be distributed and may end up in the hands of third parties," hence the order to remove them was made under EU data laws.

Grandma has been told there's a €50 (£45) fine to pay for each day that passes while the photos remain viewable, which could rollover up to a maximum of €1,000 (£900). If she's mad enough to get taken to court by her kid to prove a point, she's probably also fine with paying £900 to piss her off as well, though. [BBC]

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