Twitter made a statement that they will appeal the court’s decision and refuse to release the tweets of the Occupy Wall Street protestors.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Twitter Inc.’s lawyer, Benjamin Lee, made a statement in regards to the courts demand of the release of the protestors’ tweets stating, “[the court’s order] doesn’t strike the right balance between rights of users and the interests of law enforcement.”
The tweets desired by the courts are being expected to be used against Malcolm Harris, one of 700 protestors arrested on disorderly conduct charges during the October 1st Occupy Wall Street march on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The case has now evolved into a legal battle over law enforcement agencies’ right and access to material posted online, specifically on social networks, and respects the user’s right to privacy.
Harris’ attorney has yet to make an official statement on Twitter’s appeal, but assures Harris is pleased with Twitter’s decision to do so.
– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)