UK Tax Agency Collects 5.1M Biometric Voice IDs, May Violate GDPR

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is under investigation by that country’s regulator over the collection of more than 5 million biometric voice IDs.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the tax agency’s practice, which may violate the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation, following an official complaint from watchdog group Big Brother Watch. Among other problematic developments, the advocacy organization said that information on how individuals can easily and securely have their voiceprint deleted is not publicly accessible, and that the collection of the voiceprint is not being done with explicit consumer consent.

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Source: ThreatPost