Jun 252018
 
 June 25, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

I haven’t posted anything from Big Brother Watch in a while. It’s time. They report the results of their investigation:

Big Brother Watch has been investigating the collection of sensitive personal data by HM Revenue and Customs.

Our investigation revealed that HMRC has taken 5.1 million taxpayers’ biometric voiceprints without their consent.

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Since January 2017, HMRC has been taking voice recordings from those who call the tax credits and self-assessment helplines to create a voiceprint that will be used to identify callers in the future.

Read more on Big Brother Watch.

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