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News24 reports:

Electronic privacy advocates on Thursday weighed in on a high-stakes legal fight over online communications, arguing that a subpoena seeking an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets violates his rights to free speech and privacy.

The filing from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Citizen, Inc supports Twitter’s position that the individual, Occupy protestor Malcolm Harris and not Twitter itself, is the owner of the tweets and thus the proper target for any subpoena.

Manhattan Criminal Court Justice Matthew Sciarrino jnr had earlier ruled that Harris did not have the standing to challenge the subpoena, which seeks personal information and all of Harris’ tweets from 15 September through 31 December 2011.

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