Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Use of Web Tracking Tool Raises Privacy Issue in Britain - NYTimes.com

Interesting times

The European Commission threatened Britain with sanctions on Tuesday for allowing an Internet service provider to use a new advertising technology to track the Web movements of customers.

The European telecommunications commissioner, Viviane Reding, said that use of a tracking tool created by Phorm violated European privacy laws. The country’s largest service provider, BT, acknowledged last April that it used the tool without customers’ consent in 2006 and 2007, Ms. Reding said.

Use of Web Tracking Tool Raises Privacy Issue in Britain - NYTimes.com

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