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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Nereus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm not going to post the complete article, its too long:
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Parents can inherit dead daughter's Facebook account: German court

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/ ... recent_box

KARLSRUHE, Germany: Germany's top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away.

Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court found that the daughter's contract with Facebook was part of her legacy and should be passed on to the mother, giving her full access to the daughter's account including her posts and private messages.
"The contract covering a user account with a social network is transferred to the heirs of the original owner of the account," the Karlsruhe-based court ruled.

Those heirs "have a claim on the network operator for access to the account including communications data," the ruling continued.
The mother has battled Facebook through a years-long series of appeals after her 15-year-old daughter was killed by an underground train in 2012.

The plaintiff hopes the data will shed light on whether the death was an accident or a suicide.
As well as offering emotional closure, court documents show, the information could clear up whether the train driver is owed compensation -- as he might be if the daughter did kill herself.

Diary or data?
The mother argued the contents of her daughter's Facebook account are legally identical to a private diary or letters that might be inherited by loved ones after a person's death.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Pleng » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:35 am

PeteC wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:03 am
They are advertising to these dead people and subsequently reporting these advertising statistics to their clients to justify or increase their rates. Great business model if you can get away with it! :shock: :banghead: Pete :cheers:
They're not advertising to them, though, are they? Unless they're somehow managing to log-in from the after life....

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