by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jan 26th 2010 8:13pm
With the entertainment industry pushing hard to turn ISPs into copyright cops, some are quite reasonably concerned about privacy rights. Over in Europe, a human rights group has asked the European Commission to do an assessment of Virgin Media's new copyright cop software, and the EC has agreed to "monitor" it. Virgin Media insists there are no privacy issues, though it does seem worth mentioning that the maker of Virgin's software, Detica, has a strong relationship with government and intelligence agencies, working with them to "reveal actionable intelligence," so it seems pretty reasonable to question just what Virgin's software really does.
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