Facebook privacy: Court backs blocking parents from dead girl’s account

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Source: The German View, June 1, 2017



Facebook has won a rare victory in the German courts, in a case that unusually saw the social networking giant relying on privacy law to back it up.

The case is reportedly the first in the country to deal with the question of whether Facebook accounts can be inherited. It centered on an unnamed, 15-year-old girl who died in 2012 after being hit by a Berlin subway train.

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