Posting Photos of Others
Anyone who wants to leave Facebook, therefore, will find that they still have a presence even after they have gone in the form of photos on other people’s profiles.
We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
While the old adage “if you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve nothing to be afraid of" might be rolled out here, it is clear that Facebook has no interest in the privacy of its users; if it did, then basic and accessible controls would be in place for each user to spend time tailoring the profiles.
So, what to do to get rid of unflattering, harmful or potentially damaging images? You can write to Facebook to remove a photo, but they will not do so unless it violates their Rights and Responsibilities. Otherwise they suggest you write to the person who originally uploaded the photo to have them remove it.
Ultimately, Facebook is a business first and a social network second. As such any concerns you may have about privacy and related legal issues and posting photos of others are covered by their terms and policies.
If in doubt, don’t upload an image of someone if they have specifically requested that you do not. However as long as the image is tasteful and doesn’t breach Facebook’s terms then you should be free to upload and share it.