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French court orders Twitter to change its small print

French court orders Twitter to change its small print - A French court has ordered Twitter to change its small-print, after a consumer group accused the technology firm of having 'abusive' clauses in its terms and conditions. UFC-Que Choisir claimed victory in its case against the US social network, stating 'the conviction has a gigantic scope for the protection of users' personal data'. The consumer association had called on the high court 'to recognise the abusive or illegal nature' of 256 clauses contained within Twitter's terms and conditions that it said breached users' privacy. In particular, UFC-Que Choisir said the court's decision guarantees Twitter users that their photos and tweets can no longer be 'commercially exploited' if they have not given their consent. Twitter has not confirmed whether the updated small-print will only be applicable to French citizens, or whether it will be rolled-out to users worldwide. 

 

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