Jun 252012
 
 June 25, 2012  Business, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Martin Robinson reports:

The shopping habits of Britain’s 25 million supermarket loyalty card holders could be grabbed by the Government in an attempt to halt the UK’s dangerous obesity crisis, it was claimed today.

People who buy too much alcohol, fatty foods or sugary drinks would be targeted with ‘tailored’ health advice under plans being considered by the Coalition.

With more children than ever dangerously overweight, parents could also be contacted if their bills show they are not giving their offspring a balanced diet from their weekly shop.

Read more on Daily Mail

I wonder how many customers would be willing to give up loyalty cards if this comes to pass.

  One Response to “UK: Supermarket spies: How the Government plans to use loyalty card data to snoop on the eating habits of 25 million shoppers”

  1. This would fall foul of EU law, specifically the right to a private family life.

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