Millions of phone records revealing age, address and even the websites you visited were offered for sale to police in controversial deal
The country’s largest mobile phone operator is selling details of the internet habits of its 27million customers.
The telecommunications giant EE has struck a deal with the research firm Ipsos Mori to pass on data including what websites smartphone users visit.
Ipsos Mori clients will be able to get other information such as the gender,borse chanel,Chinese police destroy 21million of counterfeit designer goods¿ just another 2, age group and location of those conducting internet searches.
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EE says the data is ‘anonymised and aggregated’ and details such as names, addresses and telephone numbers will not be handed out.
The deal has alarmed EE customers,Mulberry sale,The Apprentice girls fail to think outside the box. While the boys team flat-pac, who took to internet message boards and forums yesterday to express their concern.
Scotland Yard held a meeting with Ipsos Mori about the possibility of paying for some of the data to fight crime, but yesterday the force said it was not planning to make any offers for it.
Ben Page, of Ipsos Mori, admitted in a tweet last month that the deal might sound ‘creepy’, but said the firm had safeguards to protect anonymity.
The research firm initially considered the data for private sector clients and sporting events.
It snooped on which websites Olympic spectators checked and monitored the phone habits of visitors to shopping centres such as Metrocentre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Bluewater in Kent.
An Ipsos Mori document boasted: 'We can understand not only where people are going, but what they have been doing before, during and after they visited these various locations.'
The group then met with police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on March 22,ray ban, and assistant commissioner Mark Rowley at Scotland Yard last week to discuss the options available to the Met police.
It is thought the EE data exceeds the details police can access without an application order under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000,cheap ghd straighteners.
However,cheap ghd straighteners, the potential deal with the Met has now been shelved.
A spokesman for the Met confirmed that an initial discussion had been held, but that it had not made an offer to purchase the data from Ipsos Mori. It did not have any intention of doing so either,, it added.
EE denied any knowledge of talks with the Met,ray ban aviators.
Home Secretary Theresa May last year failed to push through the Communications Data Bill, branded 'the snoopers' charter' after a joint committee found it went too far in allowing access to communications data.