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GERMANY: Federal Constitutional Court refuses to accept constitutional complaint against teacher-rating Web site

On August 16, 2010, the Federal Constitutional Court refused to accept the constitutional complaint of a teacher against the decisions of lower German courts regarding the permissibility of the teacher-rating Web site (Az. BvR 1750/09). On this Web site pupils can rate their teachers and give marks. The Federal Court of Justice decided earlier that the publication of teacher ratings on this Web site was in compliance with German privacy rules. This ruling has now been confirmed by the unanimous decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court.

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