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The targeted adverting scheme Phorm or Webwise has still got consumers flustered, even though many of the country’s internet service providers have either stated that they will not be going ahead with deploying the system on their networks or have not made a final decision.

There have been many requests from the general public and organisations under the Freedom of Information Act but it seems, due to the costs involved, the government will not be processing any requests regarding the Phorm issue.

The Cabinet Office has been upfront in stating the reason why; it is because of the costs involved, according to the internet campaign organisation NoDPI.

They are quoting regulation 5 of the Freedom of Information Act, which means that the government can refuse repeated requests due the cost.