Peculiar Verdict – Intimate Pictures Must be Deleted after Break-Up


Last Thursday’s Higher Regional Court ruling confirmed the regional court of Coblenz’ decision forcing a deletion of all intimate pictures ever made of one’s partner after separation if those affected so request. Even if the former partner initially agreed to the photos at the time they were taken. According to the judges, such a statement of agreement only holds for the duration of the relationship and can be revoked after separation. However, pictures showing a dressed ex-partner do not necessarily need to be deleted as they do not possess the same potential to damage one’s reputation.

The ruling is not yet final. The woman from Rhein-Lahn district filing the lawsuit against her ex-lover and the ex, who is a photographer and shot the pictures, both appealed the case. Things certainly remain exciting. 🙂

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