In the UK, DWP spies on you when you go to the gym

The surveillance of benefits claimants does not happen only online. In the UK, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is known to be using CCTV footage of public buildings but also gyms and supermarkets to prove some benefits claimants are not actually disabled. Gym memberships are also being requested and an increasing number of private companies are being asked to send their footage for that reason.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/31/benefits-claimants-fear-supermarkets-spy-poor-disabled

Author: Jay Watts

Publication: The Guardian