Jun 24th 2018

5 million biometric IDs by the back door – HMRC’s voice IDs, your rights and the law

DOES HMRC HAVE YOUR VOICE ID? Big Brother Watch expects HMRC to delete its giant database of voice IDs – but at the very least, it must publish accessible information as to how individuals can easily and securely have their voiceprint deleted. The ICO is now investigating this issue. However, if you want to take […]

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Aug 26th 2010

Another day, another case of dodgy database access

Today it's PC Adrian Merron – a Lothian and Borders police officer who has 'fessed up to snooping through the force computer and obtaining personal data about people. As the BBC explains: Defence agent David Hunter said: "Although there is the statutory defence of accessing the information for police purposes that does not really apply […]

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Oct 27th 2009

Media Coverage – Tuesday 27th October

Daily Telegraph – Half the population must have ID card to pay for scheme, claim Tories ..Alex Deane, director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: "If these figures are correct, the average cost to the taxpayer will actually have to be higher than £30, given that the cards are currently being given out to […]

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