HMRC’s database of Brits’ voiceprints has grown by 2 million since June – but campaign group Big Brother Watch has claimed success as 160,000 people turned the taxman’s requests down.
The Voice ID scheme, which requires taxpayers to say a key phrase that is recorded to create a digital signature, was introduced in January 2017. In the 18 months that followed, HMRC scooped up some 5.1 million people’s voiceprints this way.
Since then, another 2 million records have been collected, according to a Freedom of Information request from Big Brother Watch.
Source: The Register