Berlin’s Regional Court ruled against Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Vzbv consumer group had alleged violation of the provisions of  Federal Data Protection Act by Facebook. The court agreed that Facebook had not done enough to alert people to the fact that it had pre-ticked several privacy settings. The court ruled that a requirement that users provide their real names was unlawful. It also decided that the social network needed to gain more explicit consent before it could use members’ names and profile pictures in commercial and sponsored materials.

The judgment was pronounced in mid-January 2018. The petitioner consumer group publicised it today.

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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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