Jun 122012
 
 June 12, 2012  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Sophie Curtis reports that Virgin Media has clarified its Terms & Conditions to make clear that they never intended to snoop on communications, even though their T&C appeared to reserve that right unrestrictedly:

Virgin Media has amended a clause in the terms and conditions for users of its London Underground Wi-Fi service, which went live last week, in response to complaints from privacy campaigners.

Originally, the T&Cs stated that Virgin Media “may monitor email and internet communications, including without limitation, any content or material transmitted over the services”.

The suggestion that Virgin Media could be snooping on customers’ communications raised the ire of MPs and privacy campaigners alike, with conservative MP Robert Halfon suggesting that “a surveillance society is being created on the Underground”.

Read more on TechWorld.

Thank goodness at least some people read privacy policies and T&C.

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