Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,839 over fake profile
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A Brazilian court said on Wednesday it ordered Facebook to pay a woman user US$1,500 (S$1,839) in moral damages for failing to promptly remove a fake profile containing her name and personal data.
In a statement sent to AFP, the Federal District court in Brasilia said Facebook Brazil had to pay reparation "for moral damage caused by the improper use of (the woman's) image".
The fake page on the social networking site, according to the plaintiff, contained her pictures and personal data posted by third parties.
"I reported this but Facebook did not remove the page. I did all that they asked me to, I sent proof of my identity and fiscal number, but they only removed my profile after I took legal action," Ms Nadya Pereira Justino told the GI news portal.