Satellite, Cable, Digital TV, Home Media, & Computers
|  Home   |  Forums   |  News   |  Blog   |
April 22, 2009

Privacy International on the Phorm situation


by David Allen

The question of BT’s secret testing of Phorm is being taken up by Privacy International (PI) the human rights group based in London.

Human rights covers surveillance and invasion of privacy, which means that the Phorm issue is right in PI’s ball park and it has begun by criticising the lack of legal action taken against Phorm and BT when they carried out their secret testing.

The conclusion of the PI report is that this sort of system should not be allowed, and that companies should not be allowed to apply opt out schemes, like the system that BT and Webwise are planning to bring in.

PI is calling on governments to bring in laws to protect the rights of the customers of internet service providers from having their internet habits monitored.

Story link: Privacy International on the Phorm situation


Discuss this in the Techwatch Forums


Add to Bookmarks:

ADD TO NETSCAPE     ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US     ADD TO DIGG     ADD TO FURL

ADD TO STUMBLEUPON     ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB     ADD TO GOOGLE     ADD TO SPURL


Related news to "Privacy International on the Phorm situation"




No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment


Previous: « Faster broadband could help businesses
Next: Tiscali customers offered £50 from TalkTalk »

Visited 407 times, 5 so far today