Facebook is ordered by Hamburg privacy authority to allow pseudonyms

Facebook was ordered by Hamburg privacy authority to allow users to have accounts under pseudonyms on the social network. The company rejects such a decision and argues that the Irish regulator has jurisdiction over its compliance with EU privacy law. The Irish privacy regulator in 2011 audited Facebook and found its name policy was in line with Irish law.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: EU law, Data Protection Authority, order, social media, real name policy, pseudonym, Facebook, Internet, privacy, data protection

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

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