Sunday, May 29, 2011

Twitter reveals secret user data - case may help Ryan Giggs lawyers over injunction row

JUST WHEN Twitter users in the UK thought they were safe from having their details revealed because the company is based in America, confidential details of British users have been handed over after a legal move in California, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Councillors and officials of a local authority in England, South Tyneside, went to court to try to get an anonymous user, Mr Monkey, revealed.

Twitter has been ordered to release “contact details, location information and computer addresses of the individuals behind four accounts on the website”.

The ruling in California, where Twitter is based, could open the door to lawyers acting for Ryan Giggs and other personalities who want details of users who broke injunctions.



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