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'Privacy policies should be called surveillance policies' says Privacy International chief

Margi Murphy | June 12, 2015
The balance between a firm's competitive advantage and citizen privacy is hard for governments to judge, but simply ignoring the problem will not help, privacy and data experts warn.

After the revelations, Privacy International contacted all device manufacturers to understand how this was possible, and found that the majority were unsure, but pointed to the chips which are purchased from their suppliers. They were unable to tell how the data was being used or pulled off by the chips when the device was not in use, Hosein said.

 

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