Tuesday 21 November 2017

Twitter users warned they face legal action over privacy law

Users of Twitter who breach privacy injunctions could face legal action for contempt of court, the UK attorney general said yesterday.

Dominic Grieve told Radio 4's 'Law in Action' that he would act to uphold the law if he felt it necessary.

Twitter played a key role in the exposure of footballer Ryan Giggs's alleged affair with reality TV contestant Imogen Thomas.

An MP, who named Giggs in the House of Commons, said it was not possible to prosecute 75,000 of the site's users who similarly breached an injunction.

Observers suggest that the law is no longer enforceable.

However, Mr Grieve said: "I will take action if I think that my intervention is necessary to maintain the rule of law." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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