Good bye facebook!

I want to inform you about my las posting on facebook:

“Dear friends, dear colleagues, dear facebook!

This is definitely my last post on facebook. I am going to leave the service after the new facebook terms of service came into force in Europe today. They don‘t care about German an European law. As former Federal German Data Protection Commissioner I will not and I cannot accept the company‘s continued disregard for data protection and user‘s privacy which are core values of the European people enshrined in Art. 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Nevertheless: There are other platforms to stay in contact. You can find me via the European Academy of Freedom of Information and Data Protection –

See you again – but not in Facebook!


Peter Schaar, 30 January 2015”

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