Grandma ordered to delete Facebook photos of grandkids or face fine


Getting mad at your parents for posting photos of your kids seems reasonable. But not many people sue their mom and dad over it.

A woman in the Netherlands did just that and won thanks to the GDPR, the EU’s robust data privacy laws.

A court in the Netherlands ruled earlier this month in favor of a woman who was trying to get her mother to remove photos of her children from Facebook and Pinterest.

For every day the grandmother didn’t remove the photos after the decision, the ruling stated she would be fined 50 euros, or around $ 54, up to a maximum of around $ 1,100.

The judge presiding over the case decided that the issue between the mom and daughter fell under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EU privacy laws stringently regulate how companies manage private data. The goal of these laws is to put individuals in control of their digital lives.  Read more…

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