Musk’s attorney informs Twitter staff they won’t be liable if company violates FTC consent decree

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TechCrunch has obtained an internal email sent to all remaining employees by Elon Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, in response to the FTC’s warning shot to Twitter yesterday. In it, Spiro tries to allay staff members’ concerns by asserting that they are not personally responsible for upholding the terms of the FTC consent decree.

According to the 2011 consent decree, Twitter was required to create and maintain a programme to make sure that its new features do not further misrepresent “the extent to which it maintains and protects the security, privacy, confidentiality, or integrity of any nonpublic consumer information” and to report on it on a regular basis. A departing internal attorney stated in a note that was posted in Twitter’s internal slack and was accessible to all employees that individual engineers do in fact present “personal, professional, and legal risk,” which appears to be at odds with what Spiro stated in the previous email. This information was first reported by The Verge.

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Musk’s attorney informs Twitter staff they won’t be liable if company violates FTC consent decree

TechCrunch has obtained an internal email sent to all remaining employees by Elon Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, in response to the FTC’s warning shot to Twitter yesterday. In it, Spiro tries to allay staff members’ concerns by asserting that they are not personally responsible for upholding the terms of the FTC consent decree.

According to the 2011 consent decree, Twitter was required to create and maintain a programme to make sure that its new features do not further misrepresent “the extent to which it maintains and protects the security, privacy, confidentiality, or integrity of any nonpublic consumer information” and to report on it on a regular basis. A departing internal attorney stated in a note that was posted in Twitter’s internal slack and was accessible to all employees that individual engineers do in fact present “personal, professional, and legal risk,” which appears to be at odds with what Spiro stated in the previous email. This information was first reported by The Verge.

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