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Twitter Executives May Be Grilled, Cameron Orders Panel Formation

British MPs are planning to call top ranking Twitter executives to give evidence about the recent super-injunction row that stemmed from the platform.

Earlier, a rogue Twitter user had posted a list of celebrities and public figures that had obtained super-injunctions to hide their private lives. The users, whose details Twitter was forced to give to prosecutors, grossly violated the court’s order.

This led the government to believe that users on social media websites think that they not bound by any order issued by UK courts.

Prime Minister David Cameron has asked culture, media and sport committee head John Whittingdale to form a panel that would look into the short comings in the Communications Act and advise methods to bring the law up to date with the internet.

The PM, addressing the issue, had said the UK laws needed to be in-tune with the internet so that the courts could function considering aspect of the web in mind.

“I would have thought we would certainly want to hear from Twitter. Twitter has an ethical policy and they respect laws in each jurisdiction so I thought they would want to come,” Whittingdale said.

"The only way in which you can trace them [those breaching orders] is to get two companies to co-operate," Twitter has a record of the IP address and then you can go to the ISP to reveal the person behind that address.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.