Germany: Facebook in lonely place after advertising ruling


Jens Künzel

Germany’s Unfair Competition Act forbids advertising that unlawfully disturbs or harasses the consumer. As a rule, advertising constitutes unlawful harassment if, inter alia, it is sent by email without the express consent of the recipient.

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