‘Revenge porn’ case against Facebook

Last week, Edward Fitzgerald QC appeared in a ‘revenge porn’ case in Belfast. Naked photos of a minor were being continually shared on Facebook. At an earlier hearing, Facebook had sought to have the case struck out on the basis that they had no duty more than to take down the photo once reported. At last week’s hearing, Edward argued that it was possible to block access to individual images for all time and Facebook had a responsibility to do so. Edward further argued that the processing of her sensitive data and doing so without her consent was contrary to the Data Protection Act and constituted a misuse of information.  The case against Facebook settled on confidential terms with an order that Facebook pay the Plaintiff’s costs. 

 

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