Twitter has unfortunately had to release the information of users who made Tweets about British councillors and council officers. According to a report by AFP, “South Tyneside Council, in northeast England, took the legal action in a bid to discover the identity of a blogger behind allegedly libelous statements. The blogger, known as “Mr Monkey”, has levelled a stream of criticism and allegations against councillors and council officers. A council spokesman confirmed Twitter had released information after they took the case to the Superior Court of California. “Twitter have released information to our lawyers and this is currently being analysed by technical experts””.
Several reports state that Twitter has released location, email, and names of the people accused. While this is not the end of the world, it does make you realize how careful you should be when making Tweets. Yes, this has not happened America, but does that mean your Tweets are protected from being exposed to law authorities. Could matters of National and International security make your Tweets, and thus personal information available? And no, we don’t want to make this more than what it is, but it is your personal information. What do you think about this?