Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Privacy part 2

Last week I linked to a US judge's ruling that the fourth amendment doesn't protect your privacy on a cloud service; now here's a reminder that RIPAA in the UK is just as unhelpful. Maybe this will give some impetus to the change in the law @Robert Neuschul was hoping to see (although with file sharing changes (I refuse to call it legislation when it's a diktat MPs don't get to vote on) set to scour our ever packet, I don't feel hopeful.

BBC: EU criticises UK government for not stopping BT using Phorm
Brussels said this showed that UK laws, particularly The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, did not do enough to protect data about the e-mails and web browsing habits of citizens.

Tags: privacy, rant, technology

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