Eu defends "your right to disappear"

Eu defends "your right to disappear"

7 posts
24 June 2014
photostore
Photographer
photostore
I heard on the radio the other day of new legislation "a persons right to disappear", basically your right to have anything your not happy with removed from the likes of social media etc and wondered how that may affect photographers, i have a scenario in mind.

you shoot a model and he/ she later decides they  want to "disappear" from the net, she now has the right to have any links to her removed so i ask how does this fit in with a photographers rights to display, use, or sell images from a previously agreed to shoot ?

The conversation with the legal experts on the programme were very close to home indeed, quoting girls who have photos taken and later regret them and want them removed!  even going as far as scenarios we have seen on here or hear about where they "start new relationships and their partners not happy " or  " they dont want reminders of a past life" "impacts upon future employment prospects etc

so any thoughts ? other than "model release" as im unsure which law will have more weight when it starts 
Posted 24 June 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I thought the legislation only applied to results from search engines (eg. Google, Yahoo) when searching for their name, but not individual sites/pages. I may be wrong however.

Posted 24 June 2014
PeterH
Photographer
PeterH
I can see both sides of the argument.

Should a kiddy fiddler be allowed to delete their past convictions? No.

Should the woman who was secretly and without her permission photographed and posted on (something like) 'Fat people eating on trains' be allowed to get it removed? Absolutely.

The google thing is a sham anyway. They take it down on google.co.uk, but it's still available via google.com (according to C4 news)

Posted 24 June 2014
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
RedChecker is correct. The new rules only apply to search engines, and then only to those based in the EU. Quite frankly, though I see a certain original logic to it, the whole concept is in practice an obscene waste of resources and efforts. All this will do is create more work (and money) for lawyers and and pen-pushers. It is unworkable and wide open to abuse. Another example where the short-sighted 'me, me, me' attitude of certain elements of society will create a monster that will come back and bit everyone on the ass.

Posted 26 June 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
Except the way Google has implemented it actually makes it clear that some search results have been removed, which means you go look at the link to find the request for the removal of the result. kind of a bit pointless.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/26/google-search-results-removed

Posted 26 June 2014
Edited by HowardJ 26 June 2014
Moorlane
Photographer
Moorlane
This is great news for the lawyers indeed


Posted 28 June 2014
Moorlane
Photographer
Moorlane
This is great news for the lawyers indeed


Posted 28 June 2014
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