BT and Phorm – trials were ‘illegal’

BT have “tested” the use of Phorm to match adverts to some 30,000 broadband users in the uk without telling them..

Loads of loads of BT customers got in contact with the bbc this morning regarding how unhappy their web surffing was being tracked by BT..

Nicholas Bohm, of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, said tests without the knowledge of users were “an illegal intercept of users’ data”.

A spokesman for BT said the firm had no comment about the legality or illegality of the 2006 test.

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