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Cameron Addresses Twitter Controversy, Asks For Stronger Privacy Laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the Parliament to look into the recent super-injunction controversy stemming from a series of posts made on Twitter.

A Twitter user decided to ‘out’ the names of UK celebrities and public figures that have procured super-injunction orders in order to prevent media outlets from reporting their extra-marital affairs and private lives.

The list, which has been shared by more than 2 million users so far, pointed at a married premiership footballer, two actors and a celebrity chefs, who had imposed super-injunction orders to hide their private lives.

The Prime Minister believes that the Parliament has failed to empower the courts with sufficient authority, which are then forced to ape European Union laws. He hinted that the Parliament needs to bring the law up to speed with the internet age.

“I think judges are saying, look there is a European Convention of Human Rights which we can use. And because Parliament has not discussed this enough, they feel they are filling a gap. We have such extensive social media and internet access that everything becomes more intense," said Cameron, The Telegraph (opens in new tab) reports.

The case has shed light on the difficulty of enforcing any kind of privacy law in the digital age, causing some critics to say that the law itself is misguided.