A teenage girl has settled her legal action against Facebook over naked images being posted on a 'shame' page as a form of revenge porn. The landmark legal action involving the year-old girl was considered the first case of its kind in the world and had been likened to child abuse. The teenage girl, who cannot be identified, sued the social media giant and the man suspected of posting her photo. Her lawyers alleged the image was blackmailed from her, and then published as a form of revenge porn. She was seeking damages for misuse of private information, negligence and breach of the Data Protection Act. But following out-of-court negotiations her barrister, Edward Fitzgerard QC, told the judge: "I'm very happy to be able to inform Your Lordship that the case has been settled.
One in 20 teenagers admits sending naked images to strangers | Ireland | The Times
More than one in 20 Irish secondary school students has sent a naked picture or video of themselves to a stranger online, research has found. A survey conducted by Marina Everri, a social psychologist from the London School of Economics and head of research at Zeeko, a start-up backed by University College Dublin, revealed that 7 per cent of Irish secondary students had sent a nude or semi-nude image or video of themselves to a person they met online. A sexual selfie had been sent to a stranger online by 10 per cent of boys compared with 4 per cent of girls. The percentage of pupils rose from 3 per cent in their first year to 15 per cent in their sixth year. The study…. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
Girl (14) settles landmark action against Facebook over naked images
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Cheeky photos were deemed too rude for Facebook but now the University of Warwick students hope the social network's U-turn will boost Macmillan coffers. And now the University of Warwick students hope that their third calendar can continue to boost the bank of the worthy cancer cause. The rowers caused controversy earlier this year when their cheeky charity efforts were deemed too rude for Facebook, which has around million users. And they were left devastated after the Calfornia-based web giant completely removed their page - which featured black-and-white nude photos - claiming it contained "explicitly sexual content".