BT to push ahead with Phorm

June 3, 2008 at 9:43 pm Leave a comment

BT Retail has the bit between its teeth, and is determined to go ahead with its rollout of the controversial OIX technology from Phorm. My earlier post describes what the Phorm solution is all about.

The company is going ahead despite vocal protests from the privacy community, including widely-publicised plans by privacy advocate Alex Hanff to organise a protest at BT’s AGM on 16th July, to be accompanied by a trip to Charing Cross police station to hand over what he describes as evidence of BT’s alleged illegal actions in trialling the Phorm software in a covert manner, and a petition demanding a criminal investigation. Hanff’s campaign website, nodpi.org, shows all kinds of other activity planned to bring the issue into the public eye. The Register is seemingly helping Hanff with his publicity.

The introduction of the service, which will be opt-in for BT’s subscribers, is due to begin at an unspecified time in the near future. Or at least, that’s the plan for now.

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