Federal agencies and governments ask for a user’s online personal information too often nowadays, and they have aggravated their strategy for obtaining this information. Oftentimes, the user is totally unaware of a data request of this nature, and has no chance of reacting to such a request on time. Though, in some other cases, even after knowing this problem, the user is tied up in further legal constraints.
Indeed, even though Twitter provided notice to the Twitter user in this particular case, and even though he was able to get an attorney to file a motion seeking to quash the subpoena, the court found that the Twitter user did not have legal “standing” to challenge the D.A.’s subpoena.
This support shows clearly that Twitter stands for what it believes in, even if it is for one user. The First Amendment has been challenged numerous times, and with every passed challenge, it gets refined and defined better.