British privacy laws left in tatters after Twitter outs Manchester United Star despite legal protection.

This article titled “Ryan Giggs named by MP over injunction” was written by Patrick Wintour and Dan Sabbagh, for The Guardian on Monday 23rd May 2011 20.41 UTC

A complete recasting of social media and internet regulation was signalled by the government as an MP used parliamentary privilege to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer identified on Twitter as having brought an injunction to prevent publication of allegations he had an affair with a former reality TV star.

David Cameron, facing an increasingly aggressive tabloid campaign to stop the high court granting injunctions protecting the privacy of celebrities, announced a joint parliamentary committee to examine the complex related issues of privacy, injunctions, the regulation of the internet and the role of the press complaints commission. He said the current position was not sustainable.

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