In general, the right to one’s own image always applies. This means that other people’s photos can only be distributed if the ones displayed have given their consent. This also applies to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat) and to images sent, for example, via WhatsApp. Until the children are seven years old, the parents decide if the image can be published; however, children always have a voice, even under the age of seven. Unsolicited publication is therefore a violation of general personal rights and can be punished with high penalties.
And that is exactly what threatens the Austrian’s parents: the case will be heard in November. A penalty of between 3,000 and 10,000 euros is foreseen for parents. By the way, parents no longer upload any photos of their daughter. Her parents can no longer photograph her and she has moved away. Now she lives with friends in a shared apartment and decides for herself which photos of her are uploaded and which are not.
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