homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.39.179
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdSense
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL & jatar k & martinibuster

Google AdSense Forum

    
EC starts legal action over Phorm
How does this affect Google AdSense?
HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 3:50 pm on Apr 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

The European Commission has started legal action against Britain over the online advertising technology Phorm.

Busy day today, another from the BBC:

[news.bbc.co.uk...]

Surely this is similar to what Google is proposing to do and why we had to amend our privacy statements?

Please clarify if I am wrong.

 

purplecape

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 7:08 pm on Apr 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Perhaps that is why we had to amend our privacy statements--to guard against similar action.

Lame_Wolf

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 7:50 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Amazon has said it will not allow online advertising system Phorm to scan its web pages to produce targeted ads.

Lord Majestic

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 7:52 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

The only way to prevent such scanning is to use SSL for all pages, maybe that's the way things will move to soon.

Scurramunga

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 10:22 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Perhaps those of us opposed to the trawling should state it in our own Terms and Conditions Policy, whilst implicitly prohibiting it from occurring in connection with our visitors who have accessed information from our websites. In other words, we as web site owners automatically opt out

I am not an expert on law but I wonder if such disclaimers could see webmasters:

1. Protected from any legal twists which could see website owners legally exposed for not informing visitors.

2. Eligible to participate in any potential class action against the likes of Phorm, in the event we suffer a loss.

[edited by: Scurramunga at 10:24 pm (utc) on April 15, 2009]

Scurramunga

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 10:26 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Purplecape,
just saw your reply now.
Ditto.

swa66

WebmasterWorld Senior Member swa66 us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3892146 posted 10:56 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

See also th ethread in foo on the phrom and the EC action against the UK:
[webmasterworld.com...]

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdSense
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved