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Privacy in Social Media: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  4th Amendment, Constitutional Law, Featured 

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During the Occupy Wall Street movement, Malcolm Harris participated in a protest march on the Brooklyn Bridge. During this protest march, Harris, along with others, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for marching on the roadway of the bridge, as opposed to the pedestrian walkway. As part of the investigation, the District Attorney’s office sought to acquire Harris’s Twitter records through a subpoena. The District Attorney’s office had reason to believe that the information contained in these Twitter records would contradict his anticipated defense at trial.

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