Agencia española de protección de datos

Delete photos and videos of internet



How to request the removal of photos or videos posted on the internet

Your image, both a photo as a video in which you appear, is a personal data. The dissemination of images or videos published in different internet services without the consent of people who appear in them, especially in social networks, is a theme that often arises before the agency. The Organic Law of data protection recognizes people the right to your personal data inadequate or excessive delete upon request.

The Spanish Agency of data protection tutelará your right of cancellation if, after having led to the responsible for an environment that will be credited, the charge of data processing don't has responded by the deadline or if you think the response has been inadequate.

What you should do

  • The exercise of the right of cancellation can only apply the affected or, in the case of under 14 years, their parents or legal guardians.
  • Whenever circumstances permit, it is advisable to contact who rose content requesting their elimination. Whether you opt to take that step as if you don't, it is imperative that you head to the company or agency that is trying / spreading these data, in this case the social network or web page that have been published these images or videos, by crediting your identity and indicating the links are those containing the data that you want to cancel.
  • The company should decide on the cancellation request within ten days from the reception of the same. After this period without explicitly that you respond to the request or if you think that this response is unsatisfactory, you can bring the corresponding guardianship claim before this agency, accompanying the documents proving have applied the cancellation before the entity in question. This point is very important, because if you can't registration you have exercised first your right of cancellation before trying to / disseminating these images or videos we cannot help.

The most popular social networks, for their part, have mechanisms to announce violations of privacy or inappropriate content through their own forms. Below, some of the methods that offer:

The social network offers a Facebook. to inform about photos or videos that may infringe the fundamental right to data protection. Facebook offers several options depending on the circumstances of each case. Also allows you to denounce abusive conduct through the link Denounce, which is located next to the majority of the contents published in Facebook. help service

The company has a page from which you can Google. its various services. In the case of the YouTube video service, you will offer different options in case of ask for the withdrawal of content, abuse or harassment, violations of privacy, allegation of sexual content or violent content. On the other hand, if you think a hung video in YouTube includes an inappropriate content can use the icon with form of banner (Denounce) to warn content and that the company. other problems

The network brings together Twitter. different ways to inform on various breaches, among which are the in this page on Twitter, publication of private information, identity theft or publishing harassment.offensive videos

The social network Instagram account with a page from which you can Instagram. posted by third parties without your consent to include your personal information, as well as any bring content or abusive behaviourharassment or harassment.

Finally, people have the right to request, under certain conditions, which links to your personal data are not on the results of a search on the internet done by its name. The judgment of the Court of justice of the HAT confirmed, as being implemented the agency in its resolutions, that people have the right to limit the universal spread and indiscriminate of your personal data in general search engines when information is outdated or already has no relevance or public interest, although the original publication is legitimate (in the case of official gazettes or information covered by the freedoms of expression or information). you can get more information on the exercise of the right to oblivion and how to exercise in this section.