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Facebook can stick with its real name policy for now, German court rules

Loek Essers | Feb. 18, 2013
It is the first step in a litigation process that can take years, the regulator said.

"We are pleased with the decision of the Administrative Court of Schleswig-Holstein. We believe this is a step into the right direction," said Facebook in an emailed statement. "We hope that our critics will understand that it is the role of individual services to determine their own policies about anonymity within the governing law." For Facebook Ireland, the company said, the relevant laws are the European data protection directive and Irish law.


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