British Prime Minister David Cameron said it was unfair and illogical for public domains such as Twitter to reveal people’s privacy where newspapers are controlled, a report said.
The report comes after a Premier League football star, referred only by his initials “CTB”, had his identity exposed through Twitter and following which a Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Herald, published the footballer’s photo on its front page with just a black banner covering his eyes.
Court injunctions in England and Wales, however, prohibits the identity of the footballer becoming public, who was alleged to have had a sexual relationship with former Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas.
The prime minister added what newspapers are controlled from writing the social networking domain makes up because the implementation of the law in this scenario is difficult and the Parliament will have to take some time out to properly look into the situation. One probable consideration could involve tightening up the role of the Press Complaints Commission.
Last week, British Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Twitter had ridiculed the law when asked about injunctions at an industry conference.
Another footballer asked the attorney general to prosecute a well-known journalist and TV personality who went against another super-injunction and wrote about the concerned footballer on Twitter.