The parents of a 15-year-old girl that was hit by a subway in Berlin in 2012 just wanted access to their daughters Facebook account to see if she had been bullied and to store her photos for memories.
But, Facebook refused their request, saying that it would jeopardize the privacy of other users who interacted with their daughter.
The issue was eventually escalated to a German court, which ruled in 2015 that the parents deserved to have access to their daughter’s account.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The girl has not been identified in news reports.
Fox News further reports that the ruling was based on the concept that the “contract” between Facebook and the profile user was terminated with the passing of the young girl, and was not something that could be passed on to survivors.
The parents plan to appeal the new ruling.
Their daughter’s account has since been memorialized and is recognized as a profile of a deceased person where users can only post goodbyes.
What do you think about this? Should Facebook give the parents their daughters account?
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