While I have every sympathy for @Baskers for the MSM beating and nothing but contempt for the PCC this:
The complainant said her activities on Twitter and other social networking sites (she also had a blog and had uploaded pictures of herself on Flickr) were private. While it was true in theory that anybody could view the information she had posted online, she argued that she had a "reasonable expectation that my messages...would be published only to my followers".
betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the internet in general and social networking in particular. You have to assume that when posting something online you are shouting it in the face of everyone including your boss, your ex and your worst enemy.