Facebook Users in Germany to Use their Real Names After Court Ruling

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Facebook Users in Germany to Use their Real Names After Court Ruling

Facebook has won a major victory in Germany, after the state Appeals Court ruled that they have no jurisdiction over  Facebook, since its European headquarters is based in Ireland.

According to the report, Schleswig-Holstein state’s data protection office had contented Facebook’s stipulation that users must use their real names.  According to the German privacy watchdog, the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws and European rules designed to protect free speech online.

“Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert said in a statement that he would accept the ruling, but urged politicians to consider changing the legislation to harmonize privacy laws across the European Union,” according to the report.

Source: Yahoo

Posted by | Posted at April 25, 2013 10:10 | Tags: , , ,
Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

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