THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION started legal action today against the UK over its decision to allow BT to snoop on its users' Internet browsing habits.
The UK government decided that Phorm's software, which serves adverstising based on previously visited Web sites, was legal. But the folks in grey suits from Brussels insisted that the way Phorm intercepted user data without consent, and failed to keep that data confidential, was illegal and that Britain should be forced to change its laws.
The Commission has also expressed concerns that the UK does not have an independent body to watch the watchers and protect us all from unscrupulous data mining. µ
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