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Re: internet and expectation of privacy

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:34:20 +0100
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <67E1CD13-EF12-4617-BF5D-EB458F444DD5@robineko.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
On Nov 11, 2011, at 22:56 , Karl Dubost wrote:
> This one is "funny"
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/technology/twitter-ordered-to-yield-data-in-wikileaks-case.html?pagewanted=print
> 
>    The judge said that because Twitter users “voluntarily”
>    turned over the Internet protocol addresses when they
>    signed up for an account, they relinquished an
>    expectation of privacy.
> 
>    “Petitioners knew or should have known that their I.P.
>    information was subject to examination by Twitter, so
>    they had a lessened expectation of privacy in that
>    information, particularly in light of their apparent
>    consent to the Twitter terms of service and privacy
>    policy,” Judge O’Grady wrote.

Yes, this was also covered in the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/11/us-verdict-privacy-wikileaks-twitter

I wonder if this should not warrant the filing of an amicus brief (assuming there'll be an appeal).

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Robin Berjon
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