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Pro-Privacy Attorney Leaving Twitter


September 4, 2013

Twitter attorney Alex Macgillivray has announced his plans to leave the company, The Guardian reports. Macgillivray is credited with being aggressively pro-free speech and is described as being Twitter’s “conscience-in-residence,” turning the company into “one of the fiercest defenders of user privacy in cyberspace,” the report states. Macgillivray’s departure may have industry wondering whether Twitter will “now have a less robust defence against government requests for user data and compromise its position on free speech and privacy online,” the report states.
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