ED exclusive: German regional court decides Facebook must allow fake name profiles

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    The Berlin regional court has decided on several points against Facebook Ireland Ltd. and for the vzbv (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband).

    This includes the prohibition of presets like a locating service in the mobile app, giving away users locations to friends.
    Additionally parts of the general terms and conditions are legally void, like Facebooks unlimited use of user names and profile pictures and their transmission into the US.

    The court reasoned that users have to be properly informed of these features and conditions, which is currently not ensured.

    If the verdict becomes effective, Facebook Ireland Ltd. may also face hefty fines up to 250,000 Euro for deleting user profiles with a fake name. An anonymous participation on online platforms is ensured by the German Telemediengesetz (Tele-media-law), which Facebook must adhere to.

    http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtscha...egen-deutsches-verbraucherrecht-15444719.html
     
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    I noticed they stopped asking for government ID. I've sent them this picture at least 8 times

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    Finally! Their USI concerning this was getting annoying.
    On the flip side, maybe it will allow FB to keep surviving a little bit.
     
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    Im more surprised that Germany haven't gone in the opposite direction and demanded that all facebook users must have all their details including residential address clearly visible
     
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  6. uberfukken

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    That's more in line with China or Russia.
     
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    Yes but germany want to make offensive language of any kind illegal. Having those details up would make their jobs so much easier



    I wouldnt be surprised if facebook does it themselves in 5 years
     
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    had no idea that Germans have online anonymity as a legally provided right, until now
     
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    only if your white though
     
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