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November 28 09:14

Twitter suspends plans to delete inactive user accounts

Amid confusion, Twitter provided more details on its initiative to remove inactive accounts
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The plan became public on November 26th, causing anger and misunderstanding. The most common question adressed to tech giant was regarding accounts, owners of which were dead. To clarify the situation, Twitter stated the changes were supposed to affect only European accounts. However, the question of account preservation of the dead users still lacks a clear answer and at the moment the company is trying to figure it out. 
"We’ve heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part," Twitter stated. "We will not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorize accounts.”

The plan might be connected to Twitter complining with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations, the EU law that poses strict restrictions on handling the user data.