Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

ID Scanning Declared Violation of BC Privacy Laws

AnonymousIslander (1603121) writes | more than 5 years ago

Privacy 0

AnonymousIslander (1603121) writes "The Information and Privacy Comissioner for the Province of British Columbia, David Loukedelis, has ruled that electronic scanning of driver's licences (and similar forms of ID) as a condition of entering a bar or nightclub is a violation of BC's Personal Information Privacy Act. The decision, while dealing with one specific club, will still have ramifications across the entire province. It is unknown if the nightclub in question will attempt to appeal the decision in court. A similar decision was reached last year in Alberta.

The system in question is known as BarWatch, and has been the target of criticism by many for a number of years. Despite this, a number of bars/nightclubs and restaurants in communities across Canada have installed similar systems, and just days before this decision came down there were calls for the expansion of BarWatch in Victoria to cover restaurants and other establishments serving the post-bar crowds."

cancel ×

0 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?