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. Schleswig-Holstein 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 California-based social networking site has long required users to register with their real names - a policy that the data protection commissioner...