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Ex-boyfriend publishes nude photos: right to deletion?

Own nude photos on the Internet: nasty surprise after the breakup. The Internet makes it easy to violate personal rights. Almost anyone can easily post and publish a picture today. Once on the Internet, everyone can see the pictures that they actually don't want to show others. In the professional and private environment, this can lead to great inconvenience. A bad grief from mostly injured partners after the separation. The perpetrators' violation of the law is serious. The law provides effective ways to prevent the violation of the law - at the perpetrator's expense. This article clarifies how the rights can be enforced and the cost risks associated with such procedures.

1. Publication of nude pictures: typical behavior of the perpetrators

2. Which rights of the victim are violated?

3. How can solution and omission be demanded and enforced?

4. Does a criminal complaint help?

5. Contacting the lawyer and legal fees

1. Publication of nude pictures: typical behavior of the perpetrators

In the cases described here, it is about the "stepping down" of ex-partners after a separation. Photos obtained in the relationship (e.g. nude pictures) are published without permission in order to expose the former partner.

Typical procedure is

• Posting nude pictures on Facebook or other social networks using your own account

• Posting nude pictures with a fake account

• Posting nude pictures on porn sites

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2. Which rights of the victim are violated?

The victims' personal rights are massively violated. It is a particularly strong form of personal rights because images that could be obtained under the confidentiality of a relationship are misused.

For those affected, the publication can be very uncomfortable, especially in the closer professional or social environment. Who would want colleagues to see nude photos?

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3. How can deletion and omission be requested and enforced?

The data subjects have the right to immediate deletion and omission for the future.

The request for deletion can be provided with a promise of punishment that the perpetrator must sign. In this, he undertakes to pay the legal fees in the proceedings and to refrain from such actions in the future.

Such a claim on the person concerned can affect them sensitively. Because with such significant violations of personal rights, legal fees of several hundred euros quickly arise.

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4. Does a criminal complaint help?

The criminal offense of § 201a StGB is regularly fulfilled. Therefore, criminal charges can be filed in such cases. But the mills of justice grind lame. If the criminal complaint is submitted to the police, it is the job of the law enforcement authorities to ensure that the person concerned is punished. The deletion of the pictures is not a primary mandate of the law enforcement officers.

The lawyer, on the other hand, can offer effective help in a short period of time.

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5. Contacting the lawyer and legal fees

5.1. Legal fees

If you have legal protection insurance, this will usually cover the costs. I would be happy to ask your insurance company for you. In addition, the perpetrator has to bear the legal fees. There is therefore a particular risk of costs if the perpetrator is insolvent and there is no legal protection insurance.

5.2. Contacting the lawyer

“Internet law” can be dealt with “worldwide” - in fact, of course, nationwide: usually via email and phone. In this type of case, personal appointments are rarely required.

Call (0511. 220 620 60) or email me at [email protected]

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