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Phorm is illegal in the UK

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Online advert system Phorm is illegal in the UK, the Foundation for Information Policy Research (Fipr), has argued in an open letter. BT, Talk Talk and Virgin have all signed up to use Phorm, which targets adverts to users based on web habits.
    Fipr believes Phorm contravenes the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa), which protects users from unlawful interception of information.
    Phorm and BT have said the technology does not breach any UK laws.

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