May 1st 2019

Campaigners urge Met to drop “disastrous” facial recognition

Today, MPs will debate facial recognition for the first time as civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch reveals major police facial recognition failures, and the Met decides future use of facial recognition surveillance. New statistics obtained by Big Brother Watch under the Freedom of Information Act reveal: Overall, 96% of Met’s facial recognition matches […]

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Feb 25th 2019

Campaigners denounce “abject failure” of police to reform digital investigations of rape victims

Privacy rights organisation Big Brother Watch has joined with victims’ rights campaigners and MPs to urge police to reform policies that result in “digital investigations” of rape victims. The call, backed by Centre for Women’s Justice, End Violence Against Women, Liberty, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) victims lead Vera Baird, Jess Phillips […]

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Jan 25th 2019

Tax Voice ID scheme faces backlash as thousands delete Voice IDs

  HMRC’s Voice ID scheme replaces people’s passwords with their voices to unlock accounts 7 million taxpayers now enrolled in HMRC’s controversial voice database  Since campaigners Big Brother Watch revealed the shady ID scheme, over 160,000 people have opted out, deleting their Voice IDs HMRC is facing action from UK’s data watchdog ICO HM Revenue and Customs’ controversial collection of […]

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