Now, a class plaintiff has filed suit on the basis of these same facts, arguing that she is entitled to recover damages for Twitter's use of her contact information for advertising rather than just security purposes. In an interesting twist, Twitter has said in its defense that it never said it wouldn't use the security information for advertising purposes.
Why It Matters
Although not many companies present as valuable a target as Twitter, it is worth remembering that an adverse finding in the regulatory area can lead to litigation in a civil suit for privacy matters.
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