UK Tax Agency Told To Delete 5M Files After GDPR Breach

By William Shaw (May 7, 2019, 3:25 PM BST) -- Britain's data regulator has ordered HM Revenue and Customs to delete the voice records of five million taxpayers that it collected in breach of the European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation.

The Information Commissioner's Office accused the tax collection agency of failing to give customers sufficient information about how their biometric data would be processed, starting from January 2017. The agency failed to give taxpayers the opportunity to give or refuse consent for the information to be processed, the regulator said in a statement on Friday.

HMRC has been given until June 5 to delete the unlawfully obtained files....

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