Twitter says one user used her first & last name, so data breach did not exploit her


Twitter has found itself amid a legal battle over allegations of exposing the personal data of its users. However, the social media giant is pushing back against the proposed class action, claiming it wasn't at fault for the data breach. Twitter has urged a California federal court to dismiss the case, arguing that it's unclear whether the named plaintiffs' accounts were anonymous before the incident.

According to X Corp., the successor in interest to Twitter Inc., the plaintiffs failed to show that their information was not publicly available before the bug. The company argues that if the plaintiffs' information was already public, they couldn't have been harmed by the data breach. Twitter's defense is based on the legal principle that a plaintiff must have suffered actual harm to have standing to sue.

The case highlights the growing importance of data privacy in today's digital age. With so much personal information being shared online, companies must take the necessary steps to protect their users' data. However, determining who is at fault in cases like these can be difficult. In this instance, Twitter argues that it shouldn't be held responsible for a breach that may have occurred even if it had taken all possible precautions.

While Twitter's defense may seem reasonable, it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to convince the court to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs likely argue that Twitter failed to protect their information, regardless of whether their accounts were anonymous before the bug was harmful. As data breaches become more common and severe, it's clear that companies will need to do more to protect their users' information and avoid legal disputes like this one.

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