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Vol. 12 - Num. 46

Medicine and Law

The image of the child: its legal treatment

Juan Siso Martína

aDoctor en Derecho Público. Profesor de Deontología y Legislación Sanitaria. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J Siso. E-mail: paracelso.2000@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Siso Martín J. The image of the child: its legal treatment. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2010;12:287-295.

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Abstract

The right to the own image is object of constitutional protection, like the rights to honor and intimacy. Such it is the importance that our juridical classification grants to this matter. Today it has a special relevancy due to the possibility of inserting personal images in the modern mass media, with unlimited possibilities of diffusion through the modern technologies.

This legal protection is more intense when the image is that of a minor, in whose case reinforced mechanisms intervene, like specific regulation for these persons and the existence of a public instrument: the Minors’ District attorney’s office. Special cases, with certain “social indulgence”, like that of the children of persons of public reputation are not legally different to the general treatment (except very light nuances), because if they are in certain sections of age, they are minor to all effects and with independence of their affiliation.

Keywords

Confidenciality Minors Privacy Public Defenders Telecommunications

 

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