The Case For Tagging Vigilance On Facebook
The many micro-surrenders of permission we make during our interaction with the social network have increasingly palpable consequences.
A good measure of how integral Facebook is becoming within our lives is attested to by it’s increasing use as legal testimony. For instance, we recently learned that social networking interactions are increasingly cited as grounds for divorce.
Now another important legal precedent has been laid down in an appeals court in Kentucky. In the custody battle of Lalonde vs Lalonde, tagged photo’s showing the mother imbibing alcohol counted against her case. The mother had argued that:
“… since the photos weren’t hers, and were tagged without her permission, they shouldn’t have been admissible. However the court noted: “There is nothing that requires her permission when she was ‘tagged’ or identified as a person in those pictures.”