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Facebook wins preliminary German data protection ruling

Friday 4 March 2016 | 09:05 CET | News
Facebook has won a preliminary ruling at a Hamburg court against an order by the city's representative for data protection and freedom, Johannes Caspar, to allow users to sign up to the social network under a pseudonym. The court ruled that German law doesn't apply to Facebook's privacy policy because its European headquarters are in Ireland. The applicable law is that "of the European Union member state that is most closely related to the data processing at stake," the court said, according to Bloomberg, adding that "As to the real-name rule, this is Facebook's Ireland branch." The case

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Germany
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