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German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: You say that now

>Why can't they give us death options?

Death is something that IT is only relatively recently starting to get to grips with - remember the news stories of a few years back about enterprise systems not flagging or deleting details of dead people and thus cold calling, sending out mailshots, bills etc. to dead people.

Similarly, this case illustrates how IT service providers (and application writers) need to get to grips with the handling of minors and parents/guardians, so that a minor's digital life is respected in much the same way as their physical life: For example, when a child dies, a school simply gives the parents the contents of their (physical) locker, minus any school textbooks/property.

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