Then Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. sent a subpoena to Twitter for access to Harris' tweets. Twitter refused. NY Supreme Court Justice Matthew Sciarrino ruled that Twitter must comply. Now, reports BLOOMBERG, Twitter is seeking a ruling that all users can fight subpoenas directed at Twitter.
One of the myriad issues involved is privacy. Yet, that seems weak on Twitter's part since all posts on its social network are public. Also, Vance reminds Twitter that it agreed in 2010 to archive all tweets in the Library of Congress.
The issue which seems to have more merit is why is Twitter being dragged into this case which involves one of its users? Complying with subpoenas consumes time and time is money in business. Prosecutors with a beef against Twitter could keep requesting informtion. That could be analogous to the ordeal some lawyers put parties through during discovery.