Attention: the DWP can be using a lie detection program on claimants on the phone

November 29, 2010

Sioux Jordan would like us to share this and bring to your attention:
The DWP have used a lie detection program on phone lines without informing claimants that their voices were being examined for signs of stress which could have mean’t that the claimant was lying. Trials of the program have been used in a number of JCP offices up and down the Country between 2008 and 2009 under the then Labour Government but did not produce the results that they were hoping for and so will not be used any longer. In what could only be called an infringement on civil liberties the now coalition government have not ruled out using the program in other area’s not necessarily related to the DWP and unemployed people. In a country that is already the most watched (CCTV Camera’s) in the world this is just another example of how far politicians in the UK will go to spy on the public!

See document DEP2010-2071 on the following site to find out more and to see if your town was included in these despicable trials.

Colchester Against the Cuts

3 Responses to “Attention: the DWP can be using a lie detection program on claimants on the phone”

  1. Casdok Says:

    So what results were they hoping for?

    Just using these phone lines can be very stressful.

  2. Robert Says:

    It’s not a lie detector, it’s called a stress analyzer, which as you say takes a reading of stress.

    But it also points out people who are not stressed and are cool, to cool to be worried or sick, because in the main if your worried or sick then your stressed.

    It does not tell anyone if your lying it was never made for this, car insurance companies have been using them for years. We believed so has the DWP, what they do is tape your voice send it to a private company and they will run it through the analyzer. it only picks up the most obvious cases.

    But it’s also used by housing departments, benefits offices, and other government departments.

    AXA and a number of other car insurance companies have been using these for many many years.

    In America they have been kicked out for failing to work good enough.

    You can thank the great labour party leader Tony Blair he demanded these be used to find the cheats.

  3. Clive Says:

    This is old news. Try looking into the spy-in-your-home system Tunsall Telemonitoring want to use, with the full backing of their partners Carers UK

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