- German court rules Facebook account can pass to user’s heirs after death
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the background to the case?
- What did the Federal Court decide?
TMT analysis: Can a social media account be inherited after the account holder’s death? Roman Brtka, counsel in the intellectual property practice at Bird & Bird, based in Munich, explains a recent privacy ruling in the German Federal Supreme Court regarding rights of heirs to access the Facebook accounts of deceased family members.
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