Foundation for Information Policy Research

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The Foundation for Information Policy Research is a UK-based think tank that studies the interaction between information technology and government, business and civil society.[1] It has been described by academics as "the leading think-tank on information policy issues in Britain."[2]

Established in May 1998, the organisation is a non-profit company limited by guarantee.[1] Its policy is governed by an independent board of trustees in consultation with an advisory council.

In 2008, FIPR argued that a planned partnership between telecom group BT and targeted advertising Phorm technology was illegal under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.[3]


FIPR's trustees are: Professor Ross Anderson (chair), Nicholas Bohm (general counsel), Dr. Richard Clayton (treasurer), Fleur Fisher and Jim Norton.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About FIPR". Retrieved 2008-04-04.
  2. ^ Weller, Toni (June 2010). "The Victorian information age: nineteenth century answers to today's information policy questions?". History & Policy. United Kingdom: History & Policy. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  3. ^ Williams, Chris (2008-03-17). "Net think tank: Phorm is illegal". The Register. Retrieved 2010-02-07.

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