Voices of Millions of UK Taxpayers Stored By HMRC

The voices of millions of taxpayers have been analyzed and stored by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) without consent, privacy campaigners say. Big Brother Watch says HMRC’s Voice ID system has collected 5.1 million audio signatures and accuses the department of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door.” The Voice ID scheme, which was launched last year, asks callers to repeat the phrase “my voice is my password” to register. Once this task is complete, they can use the phrase to confirm their identity when managing their taxes.

Details may be found at https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44601468.

 

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