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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Dec 14th 2018

Big Brother Watch response to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

Campaigners Big Brother Watch criticise police surveillance tool as new statistics show worsening misidentifications. Police plan to use facial recognition in Central London on 17 and 18 December 2018. New figures show Met’s facial recognition has got even WORSE – matches on latest deployments 100% inaccurate. The AI facial recognition technology can scan over 300 […]

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Nov 11th 2018

Big Brother Watch calls for urgent investigation into demands for rape victims’ data

BIG BROTHER WATCH CALLS FOR URGENT INVESTIGATION INTO DEMANDS FOR RAPE VICTIMS’ DATA Big Brother Watch has urged the Information Commissioner to investigate demands for the mobile phone data and personal records of sexual assault victims. The civil liberties campaign organisation is also calling for the Information Commissioner to investigate the police’s use of ‘consent’ […]

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Oct 25th 2018

Joint statement on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018

Nine human rights organisations today express their deep concern about the implications of the UK government’s proposed Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill for fundamental rights. The Bill presents serious threats to freedom of expression, and would have a censorious effect on press freedom and academic research, as well as presenting a threat to access to […]

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