FAKE NAMES

  • Facebook wins German court fight on fake names ban February 16, 2013

    Berlin: Facebook has won a court battle against a German privacy watchdog that challenged the social networking site's policy requiring users to register with their real names. SchleswigHolstein state's data protection body said Friday it will appeal the court decision. It argues the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws...
  • Facebook rejects German demand to allow fake names December 19, 2012

    Berlin: Facebook will fight a German privacy watchdog's demand to allow users to register with fake names, insisting Tuesday that its current practice fully complies with the law. The Californiabased social networking site has long required users to register with their real names a policy that the data protection commissioner...