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UK: Twitter attempts to protect users' right in recent legal case brought by footballer

The Guardian :: Twitter will notify its users before handing their personal information to UK authorities seeking to prosecute them over alleged breaches of privacy injunctions, a senior executive at the company said on Thursday. What had happened? - A footballer launched a legal action against Twitter after its users named him in connection with an alleged affair with Imogen Thomas. Asked about the escalating dispute over gagging orders in Britain,

[Tony Wang, Twitter's general manager of European operations] Platforms should have responsibility not to defend the user, but to protect that user's right to defend him or herself.

Continue to read Josh Halliday, www.guardian.co.uk

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