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Twitter's Euro Boss Says It Will Pass Over User Info In Compliance of UK Law

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Msg#: 4317476 posted 4:02 pm on May 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Twitter's Euro Boss Says It Will Pass Over User Info In Compliance of UK Law [bbc.co.uk]
Twitter's new European boss has suggested that users who broke a legal embargo to reveal Ryan Giggs' name could face the UK courts. Tony Wang said people who did "bad things" would have to defend themselves. He warned that the site would hand over user information to the authorities where they were "legally required".

Responding to a question from BBC News at the e-G8 forum in Paris, Mr Wang said: "Platforms have a responsibility, not to defend that user but to protect that user's right to defend him or herself".

He declined to comment on the case directly but explained that Twitter would comply with local laws to turn over user details. He stressed that the site would also notify those individuals of any such request.

Mr Wang made it clear that if the matter came to court, those people would be on their own.

Earlier story
Twitter UK Might Become A Target For UK Privacy Law [webmasterworld.com]



Msg#: 4317476 posted 6:51 pm on May 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

The good news is that if it's free speech in US, UK 'solicitors' can go pound sand.

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