Law Firm “PEREMOGA” provides services on representation of native and foreign persons and entities, whose files (photos, videos, documents, etc.) became illegally available on the Internet or some web-resources.
Results of work of Law Firm “PEREMOGA” specialists are the following:
- complete deletion (blocking) of your personal photos, other files on the Internet, in case you do not want them to be available there;
- bringing of persons, who posted your files on Internet without permit, to legal responsibility;
- recovery of damages from violators.
Law Firm “PEREMOGA” having in its stuff experienced legal advisors, translators and IT-specialists can effectively influence on owners of web-sites where our clients’ content is available without their permit, and on web-hosting providers of such web-sites, and also directly on Internet-users who apply personal data of other entities without legal foundation.
Think, for instance, of photo images or video-files screenshots with the participation of definite person. It is necessary to note, that Ukrainian legislation guarantees interests protection of person imaged on photos.
Thus, according to Civil Code of Ukraine, person’s photo can be publicly displayed, reproduced or distributed only by agreement of this person (Article 308).
Additionally, photo-files posting on the Internet constitute a public matter.
Generally, person’s photo belongs to so called confidential information of person or personal data, the use of which is subject to legislation.
According to Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights, nobody can be under intervention of its private and family life, under attack upon honor and reputation, each person has a right on protection from such intervention and attack.
According to Criminal Code of Ukraine, criminal responsibility for illegal use and distribution of confidential information on person is required.
In the light of the above, the first step of Law Firm “PEREMOGA” in resolving of conflict situation in result of your personal photos posting on the Internet without permit is an effort to settle situation amicably. For that purpose Law Firm “PEREMOGA” closely cooperates with State service of Ukraine on personal data protection that is able to implement definite measures relating to violators.
The second step of Law Firm “PEREMOGA” is assistance in bringing of violator to criminal responsibility and commencement of claim bringing to the court on compensation of monetary and moral damages due to illegal use of person’s photos. We focus on recommendations of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on privacy protection on the Internet.