Vienna: In a bizarre incident, an Austrian girl has sued her parents for allegedly posting her embarrassing pictures on Facebook, without her permission.
According to a report, the girl said that her parents had made her life miserable by sharing the photographs online. In her complaint, she said that her pictures were shared with almost 700 people who were in the friends list of her parents.
The girl said that the images contained her baby pictures, including the ones in which she was naked wearing just a nappy, her potty training pictures and even nappy changing ones.
“They knew no shame and no limit and didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot -- every stage was photographed and then made public,” the girl was quoted as saying in the report.
She said that she had requested her parents to take down the photographs, but they refused to do so. The girl also claimed that when she asked her father to remove her photographs from Facebook, he told her that since he had clicked those images, he had the right to upload them.
If her parents are found guilty, they might have to compensate her financially. Moreover, they will also be liable for her legal costs, if any.
This case is first of its kind in Austria, but similar cases have been reported from other parts of the world. In France, if a person is convicted of sharing someone's photographs online without their consent, he can face up to one year in prison along with fine of around 45,000 Euros....