Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Twitter Fights Subpoena for Activist's Tweets

From wire reports:
In another example of how social media is infiltrating the courtroom- Twitter is resisting an attempt by prosecutors to gain access to the message history of a writer and activist who was arrested during Occupy Wall Street protests last fall.

The San Francisco-based micro-blogging service filed court papers Monday asking a judge to quash a subpoena in which the Manhattan district attorney had ordered it to produce months-worth of old tweets, now deleted, that had been posted by Malcolm Harris, who was among 700 people arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge at an Oct. 1 March.

The take-away lesson here for attorneys, make sure to have a line in your client contracts that addresses parameters on how they should maintain their social media updates and accounts.

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