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Ancestry.com Beats California Privacy Suit Over Yearbook Photos

Ancestry.com Inc. convinced a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by California residents who claimed the genealogy-based company’s inclusion of their photos in its Yearbook database violated their privacy rights.

The California residents didn’t allege an injury in fact to support their proposed class action because the photographs came from “public yearbook information distributed to classmates (and ultimately to Ancestry).” The plaintiffs also didn’t have a commercial interest in their public profiles that would block Ancestry’s use of the profiles for profit, the court said.

Source: Ancestry.com Beats California Privacy Suit Over Yearbook Photos

California to limit use of photos of deceased

The California Senate on Friday approved a bill that would make it a crime for first responders to take pictures of dead people for reasons other than official investigations.

The measure, which was proposed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, would make it a misdemeanor for a law enforcement official to photograph a deceased person at a crime or accident scene unless required for an official investigation, punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.

Source: Kobe Bryant crash site photos prompt tougher California law – Los Angeles Times

Court Tells Grandma To Delete Photos Of Grandkids On Facebook For Violating The GDPR

Dutch court has said that a grandmother must delete photos of her grandkids that she posted to Facebook and Pinterest, because it violates the GDPR.

A mother of three underage children (plaintiff) filed a claim in the Court to cease the posting of her children’s photos by their grandmother (defendant) on social media. The plaintiff argued that the defendant had not obtained a consent from her or her ex-partner – the legal representatives of one of the children concerned.

Source: Court Tells Grandma To Delete Photos Of Grandkids On Facebook For Violating The GDPR | Above the Law

Danish DPA Takes New Position on the GDPR Legal Basis for Posting Online Photos

The Danish Data Protection Authority has changed its position regarding the legal basis for posting pictures online under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Rather than a distinction between “situational” and “portrait” pictures, Datatilsynet now requires a case-by-case analysis.

The Danish DPA will no longer distinguish between situational and portrait images. It now holds that the question of whether a picture can be published on the Internet — without the consent of the person concerned — will depend on a comprehensive assessment of the picture and the purpose of the publication.

Source: Picture Picture on the Wall: Danish DPA Takes New Position on the GDPR Legal Basis for Posting Online Photos

Police in North Rhine-Westphalia can no longer publish photos of protests

The judge says it could discourage protesters from joining in and thus infringe on the fundamental right to assembly. The higher administrative court in Münster announced the decision on Tuesday.

Sharing photos of demonstrations on police media channels could infringe on the right of assembly guaranteed by German law, because it could affect protesters’ behavior and make them shy or scared to participate.

The ruling asked a federal court to review the decision, yet to be considered on a national level.

The ruling does not apply to photographs, audio, and video taken in cases of violence and for police records or investigations. The police can still use stock photos and text on their media channels.

Source: Police in North Rhine-Westphalia can no longer publish photos of protests, a court rules | News | DW | 17.09.2019

Facebook Embeds ‘Hidden Codes’ To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos

Facebook has been accused (again) of tracking user photos through hidden embedded codes.

As the social media giant finalizes the terms of its record $5 billion fine, continual privacy headlines will not help it move past the allegations of data misuse.

Source: Facebook Embeds ‘Hidden Codes’ To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos

Prince Harry beat paparazzi using GDPR

Prince Harry won a legal dispute with Splash News, a photo agency which used a helicopter to take pictures inside his home.

It is worth noting that legal dispute did not involve a trial, so the issues were never argued in court. Although Splash apologized to Harry in the court statement, it did not admit specific wrongdoing, and could have argued that it did not in fact breach GDPR. It chose to settle instead.

Source: Prince Harry beat paparazzi using GDPR law, new royal weapon vs. media – Business Insider

Misuse of employee´s image may breach law

One of the personal rights of employees is honour and reputation, which is contained in Article 18.1 of the Spanish Constitution and is closely connected to the right to private and family life in Article 12 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights.

From a national perspective in Spain, Organic Law 1/1982 provides protection of both the right to honour and reputation and the right to personal and family life.

Source: Spain – Misuse of employee´s image by employer triggers breach of self-image right | Ius Laboris

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