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It is humiliating that we have to rely on the European Commission to point out the problems with Britain’s privacy laws…..What is clear is that UK internet users were being regularly snooped on to help companies target advertising, which amounts to a massive intrusion on our online privacy
What a great place the UK is for Web users. We have reports of law firms making “requests” for information about accounts alleged to be downloading pornography with personal details linked to that pornography leaked on the Web. Phorm with its Webwise allegedly snooping in on your browsing usage for directed advertising and the DEB looming on the horizon…..what a lovely picture of “Digital Britain”.
As the Metro (source above) reports it:
Britain is being taken to court for flouting European rules on internet privacy after ignoring warnings about online snooping for 18 months.
and we have yet to see what “treats” are in store when the DEB comes into play.
“Digital Britain”? In terms of getting it right online, we are not even analog.
Goblin – firstname.lastname@example.org
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