Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Taxes: fraudsters tracked down on social networks

The government wants to step up the fight against tax fraud. The 2020 finance law authorizes the collection of data on social networks to identify the external signs of Internet users’ wealth. The Cnil is on the alert.

Taxes: fraudsters tracked down on social networks

Liking a photo on a social network or selling items on an online platform could soon be held against you by the tax authorities. In the magnifying glass of the tax administration, all your data published on social networks or on online ad sites. To achieve this, Bercy is preparing to create an algorithm that would automatically collect all the information published by taxpayers online.

A three-year test

The CNIL, the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms, has reservations on a text likely to infringe on freedoms. “We have a text that is proposed, which is extremely broad, and which can allow a lot of things ”, believes the head of the department of sovereign affairs at the Cnil, Émilie Seruga-Cau. For its part, the government is trying to reassure by indicating that only suspicious profiles will be closely monitored. The device should be discussed in the National Assembly in the coming days and tested for three years.