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BT Boss on online privacy

Midnight_Caller
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BT Boss on online privacy

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="The Guardian"]
BT boss says customers cannot be guaranteed 100% online privacy
Gavin Patterson tells World Economic Forum in Davos that 'murky' data collection laws should be changed
The boss of BT admitted on Wednesday that customers could not be guaranteed 100% privacy when using the internet or mobile devices and called for changes to "murky" laws on data collection.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Gavin Patterson addressed the issues thrown open by the Guardian's investigation into the NSA through the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Asked if he wanted more laws, Patterson, who became the boss of BT recently, said: "Exactly, making it clear. It's just too murky at the moment it needs to be transparent and needs to be clear guidelines about what's acceptable and what isn't.
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[quote="Drewv"]Of course 100 percent is impossible, for technical reasons as well as many others.  Nobody in the world is asking for 100 percent, for goodness sake.
But we need to be especially wary of charlatans who make the jump from that reality, to the insane conclusion that privacy doesn't exist online, or that we no longer need privacy protections.  That is nothing but a lame excuse to try and turn all data into a corporate/state free-for-all where powerful and/or greedy players can get away with anything at our expense.
Watt I agree with 100%
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So.. what are your views on the new walkers flavour then?  Roll eyes
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Midnight_Caller
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I don't eat crisps, what has crisps got to do with this?
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I was distracting yet another doom and gloom thread of yours Wink
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My dog's got no nose!
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Re: BT Boss on online privacy

How does he smell?
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Terrible Wink
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That is even older than me  Sad Sad
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Honestly....More scaremongering from the Daily F.......oh! What an excellent article
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Would anyone critisise Pretty Polly Wink
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Is there a parrot in da house Roll eyes
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No but there might be a cat amongst the pigeons  Cheesy
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