Twitter will alert users before handing over information to authorities

May 26th, 2011 by dvdxplayer 2,145 views |Comments Off

Twitter will alert customers that they are being pursued if they are forced to hand over user details to authorities.

Tony Wang, who heads up Twitter’s European operations, commented when asked about an online privacy dispute that is starting to boil over in the UK. “Platforms should have responsibility not to defend the user, but to protect that user’s right to defend him or herself,” mentioned Wang.

On several occasions, details has proven up on Twitter that could possibly be discovered to violate the law in the UK. This often consists of personal details about people in the public eye, including celebrities and athletes.

The circumstance which has brought the questionable legality of some tweets for the entrance pages started having a so called superinjunction granted to some Premier League footballer when it became obvious how the mainstream media was throwing close to a account alleging he experienced an affair.

When a superinjunction of this nature is issued, the mainstream media (newspapers and their websites, television set news stations etc.) generally honor it. However, it gets blurry if you consider that a uk citizen can use Twitter to publish that details quite easily, and it can rapidly spread throughout the site.


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