The amount of information that a simple photograph taken with a mobile phone or camera can reveal to us is something that not everyone is aware of. When we share images on social media or job search portals , they show more detail in the metadata than we would like. However, privacy is an important issue and problem related to EXIF data.
For example, until 2016 they tried to remove as much metadata as possible from Facebook photos in Germany. On the one hand, to prevent executable malicious codes that can be hidden in metadata from sneaking onto users' devices and, on the other, to protect private data.
Since 2016, Facebook has been obliged by court ruling to leave the metadata of the photos that users upload intact in order to verify the authenticity of the images. Since most smartphones and now also cameras are equipped with GPS functions, and some images include geotags (location data) and IP addresses, you should consider whether you want all that metadata to be published on the web.
If you do not want the details of your photos to be stored in the EXIF data, we recommend that you remove the information from the images using the EXIF tools that we have presented.