Turkish woman sues hospital after stumbling upon video of her giving birth on social media
A Turkish woman has sued a private hospital in Istanbul after she discovered that a video of her giving birth was shared on social media without her permission.
The 32-year-old woman, identified by Sabah newspaper as Gülay G., gave birth to her baby at a hospital in Istanbul’s Bahçelievler district earlier this year.
Months after the birth, she stumbled upon the video recording of her delivery on the social media accounts of the hospital and her doctor, identified as Eray B.
Gülay G. filed a complaint to the Bakırköy Prosecutor’s Office and the doctor was called to testify.
The doctor told the prosecutor that the video was recorded by his assistant, who may have also been the person who publicized it.
The assistant, identified as Nazire Y., claimed that the woman had given permission to record and share the video during the operation.
But the prosecutor indicted the doctor and her assistant for “acquiring and publishing personal data illegally,” as there was no written permission.
The trial is ongoing at the First Instance Court.