Blind hope, magnificent delusions: the need for privacy protection for personal images uploaded on social networks

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Georgiades, Eugenia. 2021. "Blind hope, magnificent delusions: the need for privacy protection for personal images uploaded on social networks." European Intellectual Property Review. 43 (3), pp. 148-155.
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Blind hope, magnificent delusions: the need for privacy protection for personal images uploaded on social networks

ERA Journal ID33301
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGeorgiades, Eugenia
Journal TitleEuropean Intellectual Property Review
Journal Citation43 (3), pp. 148-155
Number of Pages13
Year2021
PublisherSweet & Maxwell
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0142-0461
1749-5083
Web Address (URL)https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/european-intellectual-property-review-parts/productdetail/16935
Abstract

This article evaluates the adequacy of the Australian Privacy Act in protecting against the misuse of personal images that are uploaded and shared on social networks. Specifically, this article evaluates the statutory protection that exists at state and Commonwealth levels for protecting personal images that are uploaded online. In particular, this article highlights that, while some protection exists, personal images that are uploaded and shared by individuals fall outside the scope of protection under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This leaves a vast number of personal images vulnerable to misuse.

KeywordsAustralia; File sharing; Misuse of private information; Photographs; Privacy; Social media
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480603. Intellectual property law
480706. Privacy and data rights
480411. Media and communication law
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