Heirs trump Facebook
BERLIN: Heirs in Germany had the right to access the Facebook accounts of their deceased relatives, a court ruled yesterday.
The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled that the mother of a 15 year old who was hit by a train in Berlin in 2012 could have access to her daughter’s Facebook account, which the company locked for privacy reasons.
Facebook had turned the girl’s profile into a so-called “memorial page”, where access to the user data is not possible, although the content still exists on Facebook servers. – Reuters