Grandmother ordered to remove grandchildren’s photos from social media


A grandmother from Gelderland has been ordered to remove photographs of her grandchildren from social media after the children’s mother went to court about the issue.

The grandmother and her daughter had been estranged for a year, and when the daughter spotted photos of her children on her mother’s Facebook and Pinterest accounts, she called on her to take them down.

Despite several appeals, the grandmother refused to do so, prompting her daughter turn to the courts.

The grandmother asked the magistrate to allow her to keep one photo of one child online, because the child had lived with her for a time. But the court ruled that without the mother’s permission, she was breaching privacy laws and ordered the photographs to be removed.

The grandmother faces a fine of €50 a day, mounting up to €1,000 if she refuses to comply.

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