Monitoring social media for tax fraud in France

The tax administration will be able to see if you have numerous pictures of yourself with a luxury car while you don’t have the means to own one, then mayde your cousin or your girlfriend has lent it to you, or maybe not“, Darmanin told French business TV show last year.

Recently, the French parliament discussed and approved Article 57 of the draft Finance Bill for 2020 which provides for the experimental collection and use of the freely accessible content published on the Internet by users of platform operators for a trial period of 3 years by means of computerized and automated processing. The aim us to identify people whose lifestyles, as evidenced by their postings on social media, are incongruous with their declared incomes…


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