A 15-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in 2012. Since then the parents of the girl have been making efforts in order to gain access to her daughter’s Facebook account to see if she was in any way being bullied.
A court in Germany has ruled that the parents of the girl should not be granted the access to their daughters Facebook account, as they have no right to do so.
Facebook argued that releasing the chat of the girl would compromise the privacy of her contacts and privacy is something Facebook takes very seriously.
However, the first court in Berlin had ruled in favor of the parents but on appealing to the court, has ruled in favor for Facebook.
Facebook said, that there was a contract between the girl and the social media which ended on her death.