Cross reference of database for iPlayer and TV licence

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I would like to know if you cross reference the database of users for BBC iPlayer with the database for the TV licence to see if unlicensed users are accessing the service.

I am aware you need to confirm you are licensed to use iPlayer, but it is only a confirmation, no actual checks are made so it is usable by anyone, licensed or not technically.

Thank you in anticipation

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Chilli,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20211466.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP