A criminal court judge in New York recently ordered Twitter to turn over the tweets and data for an editor who was arrested for his part of an Occupy Wall Street march late last year.
Judge Matthew Sciarrino ordered the social network to turn over data for Malcolm Harris, an editor who was arrested along with roughly 700 other people for an Occupy demonstration in Brooklyn, according to a report from CNN
. For its part, the company tried to get a subpoena for the three and a half months' worth of tweets and information overturned, and expressed unhappiness at the ruling.
"We are disappointed in the judge's decision and are considering our options," a Twitter representative said in a statement released to news organizations. "Twitter's Terms of Service have long made it absolutely clear that its users own their content. We continue to have a steadfast commitment to our users and their rights."Eduard Goodman
, chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly about the problems users might face protecting their data online.
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