Woman Sues Parents For Facebook Posting Childhood Photos

CARINTHIA, AUSTRIA -- An 18-year-old Austrian woman is reportedly suing her parents for posting hundreds of photos of her on Facebook without her consent.

According to Newser and the Austrian news agency The Local, the plaintiff says since 2009, her parents have posted embarrassing and intimate photos of her -- including diaper changes and potty training. She reportedly asked her parents to take down the photos (which have been shared by her parents' 700 friends) but they declined.

The plaintiff told The Local her father believes he has the right to post the pictures, since he took them.

The case is set for trial in November. If the judge rules the pictures did, in fact, violate the plaintiff's rights to a personal life, the case could force Austrian lawmakers to review social media privacy laws.

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