German court denies parents access to Facebook of dead teen

German court denies parents access to Facebook of dead teen

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A court in Germany decided that the parents of a deceased teenager will not gain access to her Facebook account.

That writes the BBC. A court in Berlin ruled first that the parents had access to the Facebook account of their daughter. In appeal came to the court back to it. The court of appeal was certain that the girl is a contract with Facebook closed, which ended with her death.

The fifteen-year-old girl whose account is, died in 2012 after a collision with a train. The parents try to determine whether the suicide was. They want access to her messages and chat history to see if they are being bullied.


Facebook states that the account to open is in conflict with the privacy of the contacts of the teenager. Initially, the company was wrong because the contents of the account are transferable should be, just as is the case with letters and diaries.

The parents have no follow-up steps taken.

On his website, writes Facebook that there is no login information for accounts can be enabled. However, people can submit a request to the account of a deceased person or to remove a herdenkingsstatus.

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