by Mike Masnick
Fri, Sep 19th 2008 3:01am
With US-based clickstream tracking company NebuAd on the rocks, similar UK competitor Phorm has actually received approval from the UK government, despite concerns over legality. Apparently, the UK has decided that as long as Phorm clearly states what's happening, allows easy opt-outs (even if users change their minds later), then it's fine. What's not clear, though, is how the government will treat Phorm's early tests, which did not include clear notification or easy opt-outs. In the meantime, if such programs really are clearly communicated to users, do you think enough people would opt-in to make it worthwhile?
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