Government and Phorm in contact over legal issues

April 29, 2009

The Home Office has been accused of working with the targeted advertising firm Phorm over whether its advertising solution was legal.

The Home Office totally denies that it has colluded with Phorm, but according to the Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson, Baroness Sue Miller, copies of emails have come to light showing that the Home Office offered advice to Phorm.

The messages with Phorm clearly showed that it was making changes to the guidance being asked for by the Home Office.

The email exchanges took place during August 2007, but they only came to light because someone managed to get them released under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, following a request by a member of the public who passed them onto the BBC.


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