Your Tweets no longer private according to PCC
Thanks to a recent ruling by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) your tweets on Twitter are now public.
The news comes after Sarah Baskerville, a manager at the Department of Transport had her tweets – which, according to reports were openly critical of the government, and referred to a training course instructor as “mental” – were published in the Daily Mail and Independent on Sunday.
Baskerville insisted these comments were strictly for her 700 followers, but the PCC ruled that, in fact, “the potential audience for the information was actually much larger than the 700 people who followed the complainant directly, not least because any message could easily be retweeted.”
Maybe it’s time to set your social networking privacy settings to, “so secure that not even a seasoned Daily Mail hack can see them.”