EE denies selling user data to tracking firm

RESEARCH FIRM Ipsos Mori has been accused of shopping around identifying details for 27 million EE mobile phone users, although the network has debunked the reports. 

Pirate Party UK leader Loz Kaye found reports of the death of the deal rather hard to swallow.

"It's tempting to think that EE have taken their name Everything Everywhere too literally. Ipsos Mori seem to want to have it both ways. Given the well documented problems with anonymisation, while Ben Page's statements are welcome, they are not entirely reassuring. It's difficult to square these promises with Ipsos Mori's announcement to the markets back in April that the deal will give 'the ability to access EE's entire database', he said.

Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 22:00

Ipsos Mori offering Everything Everywhere

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 19:15

This week it has been reported in the media that personal data collected by Everything Everywhere may have been offered for sale to the Metropolitan Police by research firm Ipsos Mori. The reporting suggested that information about subscribers gender, age and postcode, as well as the websites they had visited, the time of day text messages had been sent and the location of customers when making calls was available at a price.

Loz Kaye, Pirate Party UK Leader said