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German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request


I find myself in two minds on this issue; on the one had we on these forums are constantly bemoaning the erosion of our privacy online and with that "hat on" I say good for FB. Just because this was an account owned by a minor does not, I believe, negate their right to privacy.

With the other "hat on" I sympathise with the parents who're just trying to find answers to the question "why has this happened"? So I can see both sides of this and I'm not sure if there is an easy answer; from a privacy point of view I come down on the side of FB and the German courts I think, however, that would change if it was a child of mine involved of course.

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