Users affected by the Twitter data breach:
- used the ‘Protect your Tweets’ feature during the data breach period (5 September 2017 to 11 January 2019)
- used the Twitter for Android app only. People on iOS or the web were not impacted
- made certain account changes during this time (e.g. changed their email address).
Twitter has said that it has “informed people we know were affected by this issue”. However, the bug could have been in place since 2014, and Twitter does not keep logs that far back. In addition, an announcement on the Twitter Help Centre said that it could not confirm every account that may have been impacted.
At Keller Lenkner UK, we are registering people in England & Wales who have been affected by this breach and who want to get justice.
Register with us and we will keep you up to date with any developments as they happen. We will also let you know when you can make a claim.
You can register if you believe you are involved in this breach – even if Twitter has not confirmed as such. However, if you do not have evidence that your private tweets were made public, you will need to demonstrate that you are in the group affected by this breach (Android user, etc.) and that you experienced harm as a direct result of the privacy failure.