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Schaar: Social Network Comes under German Law

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

February 22, 2010

Facebook has opened shop in Hamburg, which means it can face prosecution in Germany for privacy violations, Germany's data protection commissioner said on Saturday. The Local reports that Commissioner Peter Schaar told Deutschlandradio that Germans now have legal protection from the unwanted use of their personal data. However, Schaar stressed that Facebook users are responsible for what they post. He advises them to read the site's terms and conditions.
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