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Who needs digital privacy? Debating Peter Bazalgette

By James Crabtree  

Bazalgette unfazed by big brother

Bazalgette unfazed by big brother

As you might have read in this morning’s Financial Times, this month’s Prospect has a rather intriguing piece from former Endemol chairman Peter Bazalgette. Peter—or Baz, as he tends to be known—argues that the claims of privacy campaigners are overblown, and that ignoring the benefits of a new generation of digital tracking technologies threatens the internet economy with bankruptcy. The story also gives the background on Phorm, the company at the heart of a recent furore in…

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