Brazil AGU Filed Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Closing Of Accounts That Warn Of Traffic Controls

Posted on Feb 7 2012 - 5:58am by Editorial Staff

According to Agency O Globo, the Attorney General of the Union (AGU) has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court of Goiás, a preliminary injunction to block suspension and Twitter profiles that warn drivers about the location and timing of traffic blitzes conducted in the state. The request was made by the attorney of the Union of Goiás (PU / GO), a unit of AGU in the state asking the micro-blogging site a daily fine of $500,000 in case of breach of the injunction.

The Chief Prosecutor of the Union in Goiás, Celmo Ricardo Teixeira da Silva, said that “the lawsuit responded to a need to ensure the effectiveness of action on surveillance of the Federal Highway Police, whose Superintendent Goias contributed important elements.”

The company recently introduced measures that let it hide tweets country-wise to answer legal demands – the lawsuit is yet to be listed on Chilling Effects, which monitors cease and desist letters sent to Twitter – also, the lawsuit is a clear interesting test for the micro-blogging site’s new policy.

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