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Twitter Beats Suit Brought by Saudi Arabian Critic Alleging Hack

May 23, 2022, 8:31 PM

Twitter Inc. won dismissal of a suit filed against it by a critic of Saudi Arabia, who claims that two of Twitter’s former employees accessed the critic’s information from 2013-2015 without his permission and provided it to Saudi Arabian government officials.

Ali Al-Ahmed claimed that the Twitter employees hacked and then suspended his account, in violation of the Electronics Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, and various other federal and state laws.

The employees improperly accessed his data and then helped Saudi government officials cover their tracks by purging its database of incriminating ...