Twitter tells NY state court to shove it

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Twitter is challenging an order from a New York state court requiring it to hand over data on one of its users, who is being prosecuted for disorderly conduct related to an Occupy Wall Street protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last year.

Prosecutors want Twitter to turn over basic user information from Malcolm Harris’ Twitter account (@destructuremal), as well as his tweets. Harris’ motion to quash the subpoena to Twitter was denied by the Criminal Court of the City of New York, and Twitter filed a motion(PDF) yesterday in support of the defendant’s motion to quash the subpoena.

Full Story: Twitter challenges court order to hand over user data