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UK Attorney General Warns Twitterers Not To Violate Super-Injunctions

UK Attorney General has warned that Twitter users must not breach injunction orders issued by the courts or they could be prosecuted for contempt of court.

The warning comes on the heels of a super injunction row stemming from a Twitter user posting the list of celebrities who had procured court orders to hide their private lives.

English footballer Ryan Giggs was named in the list for getting a court order to hide his affair with Imogen Thomas. The footballer’s lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the twitter user who had outed his name and several other users who had circulated the name.

The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, warned that Twitter users in England and Wales were not exempt from the privacy orders issued by the courts.

Although it was the responsibility of those who had taken out the injunction to pursue legal actions the Twitter user to break the law, but the attorney general said that he could take the action himself if he is compelled to do so.

"I will take action if I think that my intervention is necessary in the public interest, to maintain the rule of law, proportionate and will achieve an end of upholding the rule of law. It is not something, however, I particularly want to do." said Grieve, eWeek (opens in new tab)reports.