Elon Musk’s lawyer: Twitter employees aren’t personally at risk over its liabilities to the FTC

Alex Spiro, leader of Elon Musk’s team of attorneys, leaves the US District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles on December 6th, 2019. | Image: APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk’s lawyer Alex Spiro, who worked for months arguing Musk should be allowed to break his agreement to buy Twitter for $44 billion, is now reassuring Twitter employees that they will not be personally liable if the company violates a 20-year FTC consent decree, according to an email obtained by The Verge.

As employees have had to reckon with massive layoffs and general instability at the company, there have been fears that Twitter staffers working on security and privacy could be in some legal danger for potential violations of the decree.

“It is the company’s obligation. It is the company’s burden. It is the company’s liability.”

A company lawyer even suggested in Twitter’s Slack that employees investigate whistleblower…

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