Digital Privacy

Open Rights Group welcomes decisions to block Phorm

Open Rights Group welcomes decisions by various major websites, including, LiveJournal, mySociety and Netmums, to opt out of Phorm’s Webwise.

By choosing to block the contentious online advertising system from scanning its web pages, these firms have taken the positive choice to protect their users’ privacy and their own brands. We expect more sites to block Webwise in the near future and also call on ISPs to drop plans to snoop on web users.