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Deceased Teen's Parents Can't See Private Facebook Posts, German Court Rules

A German appellate court ruled Wednesday that parents of a deceased 15-year-old Facebook user aren't entitled to access her account. The parents wanted to review her messages and other data to determine whether their daughter -- who was killed when she was struck by a subway car -- had been bullied. The court ruled that the girl's contract with Facebook required the company to keep the contents of her account private.

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