Teen loses £50,000 after sharing private information on social network
An American teenager has landed herself in trouble after posting a message on Facebook which cost her dad almost £50,000. Dana Snay, whose dad is a former Headmaster at a private school in Miami, was awarded an $80,000 (£48,000) pay-out after he sued the school when he lost his job. An agreement was made with the school that this pay-out needed to be kept private and not become public knowledge.
However, his daughter Dana didn’t pay attention to this rule and posted the following on Facebook to her 1,200 friends,
‘Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.’
The post was seen by current students of the school where Mr. Snay worked and eventually made its way back to the school’s lawyers. The school were unhappy that the confidentiality agreement was broken and informed him that he wouldn’t be receiving a penny of the money.
This story highlights the problems that can happen when things we share online get taken out of control.
To read the full story about Dana’s post on Facebook, click here.