If you haven’t paid your TV licence for awhile you may be used to the aggressive threatening letters that are put through your door on a weekly basis, in fact this happens to people even if they pay their TV license but the brutish thuggery of the BBC knows no bounds, it now wants to monitor your web surfing habits.
BBC Invasion of Privacy
The BBC’s final detection and enforcement option is its fleet of detection vans. Where the BBC still suspects that an occupier is watching live television but not paying for a licence, it can send a detection van to check whether this is the case. TVL detection vans can identify viewing on a non ‐ TV device in the same way that they can detect viewing on a television set. BBC staff were able to demonstrate this to my staff in controlled conditions sufficient for us to be confident that they could detect viewing on a range of non ‐ TV devices.
Although this practice of snooping on peoples’ wifi habits is highly illegal, the BBC is utilising the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to conduct its invasive snooping activities.
The data gleaned by the BBC could be useful for many purposes and capitalised on as they will have carte blanche to collect internet information from all households.
This new creepy malevolent behaviour by the BBC is in line with their past practices of harbouring and sheltering the likes of Jimmy Savile. No surprises at all.