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Twitter Will Cooperate With UK Government Over Super Injunctions

Twitter has revealed that if legally required, it is willing to hand over the details of users who breached super injunctions.

The revelation from the company came after professional footballer Ryan Giggs threatened to drag thousands of web users, including some big names like DJ Boy Geroge and Piers Morgan, into the court for allegedly violating the super injunction to keep his personal life under wraps.

"If we're legally required to turn over user information, to the extent that we can, we want to notify the user involved, let them know and let them exercise their rights under their own jurisdiction," said Tony Wang, head of European operations at Twitter, PC Advisor reports.

Twitter also said that they would notify the users beforehand when and if it hands over their details to the authorities.

"Platforms have a responsibility, not to defend that user but to protect that user's right to defend him or herself," Wang added.

He also said that the company’s main motive was to put the “process into the court of law and let it play out there."

Before the announcement, it was widely believed that the Twitter users would stay anonymous because Twitter is based in the US and could argue that it is outside British jurisdiction.