Police in France have warned parents that they would face fines or jail term if their children file charges against them for posting photos on facebook without their consent. Under the country's strict privacy law, parents could be ordered to pay a fine of up to 35,000 euros($40,000) and be sentenced to up to a year in jail.
The children could sue their parents once they reach adulthood. Some children claim that their safety was put at risk after their photos were posted on facebook.
According to online news, the police said that numerous times, photos of little children ended up on websites used by pedophile. Some photos could also be cause shame to children and could be a legitimate reason to take parents to court.
Jay Parikh, who is the vice president of engineering at Facebook said the social network would develop notification system to warn parents against publishing pictures of their children online. Police in Germany recently warned parents against publishing pictures of their children on the internet saying that pedophiles uses the images on child porn websites and they could harm the children later in life.