ACMA finds Facebook photos are not private

By Brett Winterford on Dec 19, 2011 1:56 PM

Users offered no safety from Facebook-trawling.

Australia’s communications regulator has ruled that television networks are not breaking the industry’s code of practice when publishing photos lifted from a public Facebook profile.


The Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA determined that Channel Seven did not breach the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice when it accessed and broadcasted photographs – specifically in the case of a deceased person lifted from a Facebook tribute page, and another which broadcasted the name, photograph and comments penned by a 14-year old boy.

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