Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Facebook Wins Legal Battle Which Means Europeans Have to Use Real Names Online
Facebook Wins Legal Battle Which Means Europeans Have to Use Real Names Online: "After a German court ruled Facebook couldn't force people to use their real, full names, a successful appeal from Facebook in another German court rules it can. The result? You're stuck using your real name on Facebook. The court ruled that, as Facebook's EU headquarters and data processing centres are in Ireland, only Irish law applies. In effect, the German court has contradicted itself saying German law doesn't apply here. The irony is that all the data processing is seemingly done in the US anyway, and not in the EU" 'via Blog this'