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EC drops UK Phorm infringement case

The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

January 27, 2012 by

UK companies get £500k to research internet of things

A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".

January 13, 2012 by

Whose law is it anyway?

I returned to work today after a two-week vacation (lovely, thanks), only to find the European Commission had finally kicked off formal proceedings against the UK government over the BT/Phorm debacle (full story here). This would be what they call hitting the ground running.

April 14, 2009 by

UK gov't rubber-stamps Phorm technology

In a response to EC queries regarding the ad-serving technology, the government has given its approval for future use but has not addressed questions over the legality of previous BT Phorm trials

September 16, 2008 by

U.K. gets first Wi-Fi hot spots

Two weeks after the U.K. government lifts a bandwidth ban that had stymied the Wi-Fi network, local carrier BT launches the country's first three wireless hot spots.

June 24, 2002 by

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