I don’t know how they do it but discredited snooping company Phorm has managed to stave off going under. It bemuses me how people can…
Like a nasty strain of venereal disease that just won’t go away, Phorm somehow seems to keep hanging on and showing up somewhere that hasn’t encountered its unpleasantness. Kent Ertugrul’s company is said to be looking at China (a nice match that as China is no fan of privacy) and is trialling in Brazil. Of course what Kent calls trialling and what you or I would call trialling may well be two very different things.
Let’s be honest here, veracity isn’t something Phorm have a very good track record in. There has been some discussion on internet forums in Brazil about Phorm and its invasive (and illegal under UK and EU law) product. Then of course there’s the smear campaign website. In short there’s nothing about Phorm to indicate that they are trustworthy in any respect.
As the election campaigning continues, there are some people who need setting straight on Labour’s failures over the Phorm case. It’s not rocket science. It is not a matter of “intervening in private business” as some would suggest. It is a matter of enforcing the law.
Correct me if I’m wrong but if the law is broken then action must be taken against the lawbreaker. The status of the business or persons involved is irrelevant. Legality isn’t an emotive issue, it is one of fact. So here are a few facts and a few questions for Labour and its supporters.