Jun 162011
 
 June 16, 2011  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Antony Savvas reports:

HMRC’s plan to use “web robot” software to trawl the internet for tax cheats has been slammed by privacy campaigners.

Using the software, HMRC said earlier this week that it could pinpoint more accurately people who have failed to pay the right tax.

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Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, added: “There will undoubtedly be some who will feel concerned about how the HMRC’s data-trawling could open up issues of privacy. It would be good to hear more information about what they will do with the data that they don’t feel is relevant to any cases they are pursuing.”

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