Professor Ian Brown
Former Research Fellow
Professor Ian Brown was Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the OII. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation.
The Guardian has just published my article on the Information Commissioner’s Google Street View decision:
Google is facing legal investigations around the world into its Wi-Fi-snooping Street View cars. But after cursory consideration, the UK’s information commissioner has forgiven the company this illegal interception in return for a promise to do better in future. Why should any company or government agency care about complying with data protection law if this is the worst they can expect?