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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

It's not just me who's confused by recycling laws...

God knows they have had long enough to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, but it seems the DTI and the Environment Agency still haven't got their heads around how it's going to work in practice.I attended a special seminar in Westminster this morning which was meant to clear up a lot of the confusion and obfuscation on the part of the government but actually seemed to create more questions than it answers.

January 24, 2007 by

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