Twitter messages within scope of UK communications laws, High Court rules
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 28/07/2012 18:25
Messages posted on Twitter come within the scope of UK communications laws, regardless of whether they are read by people who 'follow' the author or by others following a "subsequent search" for the "content", the High Court has ruled.
The High Court said that a tweet is a 'message' at the time it is posted and is therefore subject to the Communications Act. It rejected the argument that because it is visible over a social media platform it is no more than 'content' rather than a message.