Research Company Didn’t Sell Private UK User Data to PoliceAdded: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Ipsos Mori, a well-known British research firm, has denied that it offered to sell personally identifiable data consisting of the call and text information of 27 million customers of EE mobile network. However, the company didn’t deny offering to sell anonymized data.
The research company claimed that it absolutely refuted recent accusations of offering EE call and text information to the UK police, along with boasting that the information it had obtained could be used to track people and their precise locations. However, the suspicions are that the police may have had an interest in such offer but quickly backed out of the deal after it became public. The local police confirmed to the press that it had spoken with the research firm. The latter didn’t deny it was offering data full stop, instead assuring customers of Everything Everywhere that any information was anonymized.
Ipsos Mori made a statement to claim that it absolutely refuted the suggestion that the company could offer access to people’s personal data for sale. Instead, the firm’s mobile analytics explored user volume, demographics and mobile Internet use from anonymized and aggregated groups of consumers. In other words, in conducting the research in question, the company only received anonymized information without any personally identifiable data.
The company assured it has taken every care to carry out the research in compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. However, the statement failed to reveal exactly which data was up for sale. All it said was that the company doesn’t have access to any names, personal address data, nor postcodes or phone numbers.
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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
|Sounds like they are trying to backstroke there way out of trouble with an almost believable spin on their story. I for one don't buy it. Looks to me as if GREED has again become more important that TRUTH.......|
|Always a good idea to anonymize and secure your phone even non contract phones these days with orbot,orweb,gibberbot and/or the equivalent if not using an android phone as if it can be monitored the powers that be will,had occasion to look into a query on software tips and tricks into an HTC with windows O/S 5.5 as the user kept finding a log file of his coming and goings even though his GPS was supposedly turned off and when he tried to remove said file it would`nt allow him to,it was a company phone but like I said to him unless the company was the CIA such practices are overtly big brother and should be curtailed.|
|posted by (2013-05-30 12:44:44)|
|The U.S. government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the IRS, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your emails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena. Usually you won’t even be notified.|
|this should interest some:Known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law allows the government to monitor overseas phone calls and emails without obtaining a court order for each intercept.|
Whilst Obama is backing the FBI`s wire-tapping without a warrant bill it must be pointed out it has not stopped them from obtaining secret subpoenas in the past e.g the 13 Associated press phones which were wire-tapped,the latest bill will allow much more widespread and blanketed taping if the feds have any say in the matter.
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