False Facebook Profile – French court awards damages

11 12 2010

A French Court has awarded €1,500 privacy damages against a person who created a false Facebook profile of a French actor and comedian.  On 24 November 2010,  the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris gave judgment in the case of Omar S v Alexandre P. The applicant was Omar Sy a well known television actor and comedian.   A “false profile” of him had been created on Facebook site, illustrated with a photograph of him and containing contains the comments he was supposed to have have posted and the replies to “friends” who had accessed the site. Read the rest of this entry »