Requests for information about RIPA 2000 in connection with Targeted Advertising

Steve Hankin made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Lord West of Spithead (Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Home Office) has stated that the Home Office was asked by a number of parties for a view on the compatibility of targeted advertising services with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

How many parties requested this information about RIPA 2000 and compatibility of targeted advertising prior to the writing of the January document produced in answer to these questions? (published here http://cryptome.org/ho-phorm.pdf)

When were the requests received?

How many of the parties making such requests are British Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in the UK?

Other than Phorm, have any other non-ISPs made such requests prior to the writing of the paper referenced above?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr S Hankin

Dear Sir or Madam,

I made a request for information on May 22nd 2008, but I have not heard anything as yet. My understanding is that according to the terms of the Freedom Of Information Act, I should have received a response by now.

Could you please reply to my request for information which I am doing under the FOI terms. I will repeat the questions below and would be obliged if you would attend to this without further delay:

Lord West of Spithead (Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Home Office) has stated that the Home Office was asked by a number of parties for a view on the compatibility of targeted advertising services with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

How many parties requested this information about RIPA 2000 and compatibility of targeted advertising prior to the writing of the January document produced in answer to these questions? (published here http://cryptome.org/ho-phorm.pdf)

When were the requests received?

How many of the parties making such requests are British Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in the UK?

Other than Phorm, have any other non-ISPs made such requests prior to the writing of the paper referenced above?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr S Hankin

Home Office

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Reference : T10463/8

Thank you for your e-mail enquiry of 22/05/2008 11:19:19 PM

A reply is attached.

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M Bimmler left an annotation ()

nota: the attachment is at the moment a ".doc file", but it is actually a PDF file!
In order to view it, download it, manually change the file extension to ".pdf" (removing ".doc" from the filename) and open it with Adobe Reader.
Opening it with Microsoft Word or with the "view as html" option will *not* work.

Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Thanks Michael - I've now fixed the file extension so it is .pdf. It was incorrectly .doc in the original email from the Home Office.

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