Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media (JD Supra Germany)

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  • German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis to Ban Ad Blocking and Whitelisting

    Holding that offering software that allows users to block advertising does not qualify as an unfair commercial practice even if the software gives advertisers the option to pay for showing certain ads—a practice known as whitelisting—a recent German Federal Court of Justice decision may have a significant impact on content providers’ business models.

  • German Court Rules Against Facebook’s “Friend Finder”

    On January 24, 2014, in a case filed against Facebook by German consumer protection association VZBV, the Berlin Court of Appeal (“Court”) upheld a lower court ruling that Facebook’s “Friend Finder” function is unlawful. The Court agreed with the Berlin Regional Court’s 2012 decision that the Friend Finder function violates both German data protection law and unfair trade law, and re-affirmed the

  • German Court Finds 25 Provisions in Google’s Online Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to Be Unenforceable

    In November 2013, the Berlin District Court ruled that all of the 25 provisions in Google’s online terms of use and privacy policy that had been challenged by the German Federation of Consumer Associations (VZBV) are unenforceable. In reaching its decision, the court found that German law applies to terms of use and privacy policies to the extent they are directed to German consumers.

  • German Court Holds Google Responsible for Its Search Suggestions

    On May 15, 2013, in a case filed against Google by an entrepreneur selling dietary supplements and cosmetics (the “Plaintiff”), the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe (Bundesgerichtshof, the “Federal Court”) ruled that Google must remove any defamatory suggestions generated by its autocomplete search function. The Federal Court overturned an earlier ruling by the Cologne Higher Regional

  • German Court Says Facebook Not Subject to German Law

    Facebook may be gaining ground in its struggle against German authorities. In a preliminary ruling, the state of Schleswig-Holstein’s Administrative Court has rejected penalties against Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland, stating that the social network is not subject to German law. The Schleswig-Holstein state data protection authority (the ULD) started enforcement proceedings against the social

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