Petition against DWP bank account snooping receives 30,000 signatures

07/02/2024 | Big Issue

Campaigners are urging the UK government to abandon proposed plans that would give the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) the power to access bank accounts. Digital rights group Big Brother Watch recently launched a petition against the Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill, which, if passed, would force banks to provide the DWP with data to search for benefit fraud and errors among benefits claimants. Big Brother Watch has warned that the bill's current wording could impact the privacy of all UK citizens, not just the 22.6 million benefits claimants.

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