July 7, 2020
Dutch Grandmother Faces $50 per Day GDRP Fine for Posting Photos of Grandchildren on Facebook

Grandmother Facing $50 Fine for Violating GDPR Rule by Posting Pics of Her Grandchildren

A grandmother in the Netherlands is on the hook for $50 per day for posting photos of her grandchildren on Facebook that ostensibly violate the GDPR…

In Holland, a grandmother is being ordered to remove pictures she posted of her grandkids on Facebook, by a court, for violating the General Data Protection Rule or GDPR. This, according to a recent news report, published by the BBC, that states a judge is requiring she comply with the strict privacy rules in the European Union.

Dutch Grandmother Faces $50 per Day GDRP Fine for Posting Photos of Grandchildren on Facebook

Normally, the rules imposed by the GDPR do not apply to personal or household information or content. But, in this particular case, the grandmother was asked by her estranged daughter — the mother of the children — to delete the pictures from the social network. The subsequent ruling stated that posting the photos on social media made them available to just about anyone.

On Wednesday, May 13th, the court ordered the grandmother to take down the pictures in ten days or be forced to pay a daily fine of €50 (about $54.50 US) per diem as long as the photos remained on the site, with a maximum fine of €1,000 (about $1,089 US).

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