Government Consultation Submissions

Submissions to the 2009 APComms Inquiry 'Can We Keep Our Hands Off the Internet'

Peter John/

Neil Maybin /

Peter W/Dephormation Contributor

Alex Hanff/Privacy International/Ethical Networks/NoDPI

APComms (All Party Parliamentary Communications Group) have published transcripts of their hearings on July 6 and July 7 2009 on their web site. The first oral evidence session concluded with BT and TalkTalk being challenged over the use of communication traffic for behavioural advertising. The second oral evidence session began with contributions from  myself, Alex Hanff (of Privacy International/Ethical Networks/NoDPI)  and Neil Maybin ( Late arrivals included Phorm. The third oral evidence session concluded with comment from civil servants in the Home Office, Ofcom, and Business Innovation and Skills departments of the UK Government.

Submissions to the 2009 Home Office Consultation 'Protecting the Public in a Changing Communications Environment'

Peter John/

Other organisations contributing to the consultation included;

FIPR/Open Rights Group

Information Commissioners Office

London Internet Exchange (LINX)

Consultation home page

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Privacy also published this briefing paper.

Interception Commissioners Reports for 2008

Note that none of these reports, which span the period when complaints were made about Phorm to the Police and Crown Prosecution Service, make any reference to Phorm. These commissioners are supposed to provide oversight of the bodies which use RIPA to intercept communications.

Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner

Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner

Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner