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Advocates Join Fight Against Twitter Subpoena

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 1, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Citizen, Inc., have issued a joint filing stating that Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris should have grounds to bring both a First- and Fourth-Amendment challenge to a subpoena requesting his personal information and tweets throughout a period of more than three months in 2011, Reuters reports. This supports Twitter's request to overturn a ruling that mandated the site turn over the content contending it is owned by Harris, not Twitter. Meanwhile, a study conducted by EFF has given Twitter three and a half out of four stars for its commitment to protect users' data, with Sonic.net the only company receiving four stars.
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