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Net used to slur job rival

A university professor, who allegedly used the social networking website Facebook to post disparaging comments about a female candidate for a position at the institution, is guilty of insulting her personal integrity, according to a new Thessaloniki court ruling. The verdict, Greece’s first regarding personal data posted on Facebook, essentially supported an injunction sought by the woman against the university professor. The court ruled that the professor would be fined 1,000 euros for each successive violation. The professor is alleged to have created a Facebook profile under the pseudonym Petros Petrakis on which he uploaded documents submitted to the university by the woman and to have written accompanying commentaries questioning her skills. The documents are alleged to have been e-mailed to a group of 300 academics, politicians and journalists. It is thought the professor had his eye on the same job for which the woman was applying.