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Facebook fan page creators escape German privacy law

Loek Essers | Oct. 10, 2013
Companies with Facebook fan pages are not responsible for the way Facebook handles visitors' personal data, a court has ruled

The right to use pseudonyms online is exclusively found in German law and not in Irish law, the court found. Because Facebook's German subsidiary is only a marketing and sales office and doesn't process any data, Irish law should apply in that case, the court said.


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