How Twitter is upending British privacy laws

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June 1, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"Which Premier League soccer star had an affair with which reality TV star? How did he try to hide it? Did she blackmail him? The British press, by law, couldn't tell you. But if you really want to know, check Twitter. ... In a country where celebrity gossip is as beloved as fish and chips, and no one is as big a celebrity as reality TV stars and mischievous soccer players, this is the stuff of major news. Now, Britain is in the midst of a raging debate about celebrities' use of 'super injunctions,' or gag orders, to hide the details of court cases and private affairs after Mr. Giggs and Ms. Thomas were outed on Twitter." (06/01/11)  

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