Downing Street Petition Website & Phorm Claim
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Dear Sir or Madam,
The Downing Street Petition Website shows a petition created 3 March 2008 which called for "the Prime Minister to investigate the Phorm technology and if found to breach UK or European privacy laws then ban all ISP’s from adopting it’s use. Additionally the privacy laws should be reviewed to cover any future technologies such as Phorm." I signed that petition, so did my father who is a General Practitioner.
The company "Phorm" has created a website which refers specifically to the petition: http://www.stopphoulplay.com/2009/04/no-...
Phorm's new website states the following:
"The website managers at 10 Downing Street recognised their mistake in allowing a misleading petition to appear on their site, and have since provided assurances to Phorm that they will not permit this to happen again"
Under the FOI Act, would you please release the following details:
a) Any internal communications where the website managers or the Prime Minister state that they made a mistake in permitting the petition to take place. If there is no such material, could you ask the website managers if they do feel they made a mistake?
b) A copy of the communication in which assurances to Phorm are given that your colleagues at the Number 10 Website will not permit this to happen again.
I would also be most grateful if you could confirm what the process is for generating responses to petitions on the Downing Street Website. My father and I are most interested in what the Prime Minister's view on the petition request is and should very much like to read it.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I have not received the usual 'Acknowledgement' to the FOI request I sent in (see here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/do...
I appreciate that acknowledgement is not a formal requirement within the FOI Act, but could you confirm receipt? Will a response be sent by 28th May or sooner?
Dear Mr Hancocks,
Please find attached as you requested.
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