back to article Things we should regulate: Spyware cowboys – EU Data Protection Supervisor

The unregulated and growing market for spyware poses an increasing risk to privacy, an EU regulator warns. Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), argues that the trade in covert monitoring technology is not covered by existing European legislation and now he's calling for new policies to be …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What *IS* this 'Privacy' thing?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    EU regulators

    The more I hear of them the better I feel.

    Unfortunately Cameron wants out.

    Doesn't help that the media is constantly trying on "straight banana" stories.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Spyware

    Is tampering with computers, which is a crime.

    Unless you have authorization from a court, it is still a crime.

  4. cbars Silver badge

    I'd like to report a violation

    My ISP is currently collaborating in the installation of spyware on an unprecedented scale!

    Luckily I've got the address of the co-conspiritors, instigators and financial backers. It's somewhere in SW1A 2AA, but I can't narrow it down further.

    1. Tom -1

      Re: I'd like to report a violation

      I think you've got th ewrong address, the driving force in this violation of the privacy and data protection regulations is based in SW1P 4DF.

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