Judge Blasts Police Over “Transphobic” Tweet Visit, in Closely Watched Internet Law Case


In a case closely watched by specialists in IT and internet law, as well as the information security community, a British judge has blasted police over their visit to the workplace of a man who posted allegedly “transphobic” tweets, saying the visit and purported threats to prosecute, were a “disproportionate interference with the Claimant’s right to freedom of expression”.

The case revolves around tweets about transgender issues posted by the claimant, Harry Miller, between November 2018 and January 2019 that he described as part of debate about reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, on which the Government consulted in

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