Tweets are not private

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC)  has ruled that tweets posted on Twitter are not subject to privacy rules.

“This is an important ruling by the commission,” said PCC director Stephen Abell.

“As more and more people make use of such social media to publish material related to their lives, the commission is increasingly being asked to make judgments about what can legitimately be described as private information. In this case, the commission decided that republication of material by national newspapers, even though it was originally intended for a smaller audience, did not constitute a privacy intrusion.”

So, beware what you tweet!

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