Twitter Says 'Occupy' Subpoena Violates User's Privacy

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. fought back Tuesday against a New York state criminal court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney could subpoena the Twitter account of an arrested Occupy Wall Street protester, arguing that the holding violated federal privacy law and deprived the user of his ownership rights.

Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino denied protestor Malcolm Harris' motion to quash the subpoena on April 20, ruling that Harris had no right to challenge the district attorney's request because Twitter holds the license to its users' tweets and other submitted...
To view the full article, register now.