Apr 242013
 April 24, 2013  Posted by  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Online

Associated Press reports that Facebook has won a round in court against a German data protection regulator who was trying to block Facebook from requiring real name registration:

Schleswig-Holstein state’s data protection office had argued that the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws and European rules designed to protect free speech online.

But a state appeals court has confirmed a lower tribunal’s ruling that German privacy laws don’t apply to Facebook because the social networking site has its European headquarters in Ireland, where privacy rules are less stringent.

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