German court: parents can access dead daughter's FB accountJuly 12, 2018 10:04am

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that the parents of a deceased girl can access her Facebook account, saying they had inherited the right to the social media data just like to her diary or letters.

Thursday's ruling overturned a decision by a lower court in Berlin, which had ruled that German privacy laws outweighed parental rights.

The parents sued for access to their daughter's Facebook account after the 15-year-old died after being hit by a subway train in Berlin in 2012. They're trying to determine if it was an accident or if she took her own life.

The German news agency dpa reported that Facebook had not wanted to let the parents access their dead daughter's account, citing privacy reasons as well.

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