Last year in July, Facebook was ordered to allow people to use pseudonyms on its website by the Hamburg data protection authority which ruled that Facebook's "real name" policy violates the right to privacy.The Hamburg administrative court yesterday said Facebook did not have to implement the order for the time being since its headquarters are in Ireland and it only has to abide by the Irish law.

Facebook's "real name" policy has been one of the most controversial rules on the site.According to a Tech Crunch report, Facebook has recently received criticism over requiring people to provide forms of legal identification, which do not always reflect someone's preferred name.

Facebook has recently announced couple of changes to its real name policy to empower people from communities who are either marginalised or face discrimination, including the LGBT community.

According to Justin Osofsky, vice president of global operations at Facebook, the company wants to reduce the number of people who are asked to verify their name on Facebook when they are already using the name people know them by.