Jul 042014
 July 4, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Laws, Non-U.S.

Hunton & Williams LLP writes:

On July 1, 2014, the Federal Court of Justice of Germany ruled that website operators cannot be compelled to disclose a user’s personal data to third parties in the context of civil defamation proceedings. The case is notable as it clarifies the limits Germany’s Telemedia Act places on how and when personal data can be disclosed in an online context.

The case concerned several anonymous posts on a website rating local doctors.

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