A couple of German companies are making money off my name. Since they do not care about my requests to remove my name from their sites and Google refuses to remove them from the Google search I would like to get in touch with the German internet regulator.

Does anyone know what legal recourse I have in Germany? For instance, what is the name for the German internet regulator (national level)? What other legal authorities should I complain to? Or should I sue?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a question about law.
    – feetwet
    Jul 14, 2016 at 13:59
  • @feetwet: I expanded the question so that it now encompasses law, and wonder if it can be re-opened in its current form.
    – Libra
    Jul 15, 2016 at 19:27
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    @TomAu - I just reopened, but I personally still can't make sense of it. I don't understand the tort or crime at stake ("Email crime?"). I'm also having a hard time imagining what a "German internet regulator" would be in this context. As presently written I'd vote to close as "unclear what you're asking," but at this point I'll defer to others.
    – feetwet
    Jul 15, 2016 at 19:33
  • @feetwet: I did my best to give the OP a "second chance." The rest is up to him. As for "internet regulator," probably the German equivalent of the FCC.
    – Libra
    Jul 15, 2016 at 19:36
  • I think BNetzA, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Network_Agency
    – user6726
    Jul 15, 2016 at 20:03

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Go to Polizei.de. (I was referred to this Website by Europol)

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