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Criminal Defendant has No Standing to Quash Twitter Subpoena

Criminal Defendant has No Standing to Quash Twitter Subpoena

People v. Harris, —N.Y.S.2d—, 2012 WL 1381238 (N.Y. Crim. Ct. Apr. 20, 2012)

In this case, the court held that the defendant did not have standing to move to quash a subpoena seeking production of his Tweets and the user information associated with his Twitter account because the defendant “had no proprietary interests” in the information sought and because his claimed privacy interest was “understandable” but “without merit.”

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