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Commissioner To Question "Cute" Site Operators

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

August 26, 2011

The data protection commissioner will question the operators of a website that encourages people to take pictures of strangers they find attractive, reports The Irish Times. Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes will ask the operators of Luascrush.com--which posts pictures of men using public transportation systems--if they are aware of their legal obligations. Hawkes said based on his examination of the website, the issues "in relation to the operation of the site are as much, if not more, in the general area of the extent of the right to privacy when in a public space--and the right to control the use of one's image--as strictly data protection."
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