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McDonalds sued over publishing of nude phone photos

This BBC story caught my eye.

The summary? Couple went to McDonalds. Arguably this was their first mistake. Certainly from my wife’s viewpoint, anyway.

The chap left his handset by mistake at a store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Apparently McDonalds staff promised to ‘secure the phone’ until he returned to get it.

And then it all went wrong for the couple.

The couple then discovered that the nude pictures she had sent to her husband’s phone had been posted online.

Not good.

Obviously they’re now, in the best traditions of America, suing the person or organisation with the biggest cash pile. So they’re not suing the person who allegedly uploaded the pictures. At least not according to the BBC story. Instead they’re apparently flogging the McDonalds Legal Machine along with the franchise owner for $3m in damages.

The Shermans claim they had to move to a new home after the woman’s name, address, and phone number appeared online along with the photos.

Rather unfortunate situation.

Just remember, if you take nude photos digitally, they can be transmitted around the planet in billiseconds and once they’re out of your control, there’s next to nothing you can do.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

5 replies on “McDonalds sued over publishing of nude phone photos”

The moral of the story — if you take nude pictures, be prepared to share. There are hundreds of women and men online who strip live on webcams for free and money. Would they later be able to sue if someone saves the video and posts it online?

The moral of the story — if you take nude pictures, be prepared to share. There are hundreds of women and men online who strip live on webcams for free and money. Would they later be able to sue if someone saves the video and posts it online?

The moral of the story — if you take nude pictures, be prepared to share. There are hundreds of women and men online who strip live on webcams for free and money. Would they later be able to sue if someone saves the video and posts it online?

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