May 062011
 May 6, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Josh Taylor reports:

The gambling reform parliamentary committee has rejected the use of biometrics as a form of identification technology for gamblers, stating that the technology would be a privacy overreach.The report (PDF), handed down today by the committee looking at tackling the gambling addiction that currently affects 95,000 Australians, and led by Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, detailed a number of technologies that could be used for the mandatory pre-commitment scheme that could make a gambler set a limit on the amount they want to gamble before they sit down at the pokies.

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