Jan 122011
 January 12, 2011  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) will today pose an oral question to the European Commission, seeking clarification from the US on a subpoena demanding the micro-blogging site hand over users’ account details.

ALDE members want to know why US investigators demanded the information when they hadn’t yet provided evidence that any crime has been committed.

“The lack of an identified illegal act and of a judicial enquiry in the US casts a shadow on the whole process of lifting the protection of citizens’ privacy for the sake of national security through such subpoena orders,” Romanian MEP and ALDE member, Renate Weber, said in a statement.

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