Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It’s a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.
PhoneDog, a website devoted to all things mobile products and services, sued former employee Noah Kravitz for $340,000, according to the complaint filed in US District Court in the Northern District of California.
The lawsuit, which was filed in July, alleges that Kravitz’ continued use of a Twitter account he was “given use of” while employed with PhoneDog was a misappropriation of trade secrets and damaged the company’s business, goodwill, and reputation.