By Prohibiting Fakes Profiles, Google+ May be Going Against the Law

Leaving a good first impression on your tests (increasingly less) private, the social network Google + is perhaps breaking some European laws, as shown by its users .This is because in recent weeks Google excluded considered irregular profiles, determining that users only use their real names “and not nicknames or other names,” including characters and businesses.

The problem is that this practice goes against the law of the European Community privacy. The 18th item of Directive Privacy and Electronic mainland Communications, in force since 2003, provides that anyone using a communication service that creates a public list the European Union should allow users to be completely free to choose the data to be published about them – including their names.

Although this practice is consistent with US policy – the country in which Google is based – the EU never stole to impose heavy fines on companies that do not respect its rules.

The controversial draft regulations the internet proposed by then Senator Eduardo Azeredo, it is determined that internet providers in the country should maintain tight control of users with access to network in the country, but makes little mention on issues related to privacy users.