Feb 242011
 February 24, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Richard Willingham reports:

Biometric identification, such as fingerprint scans, will not be used in the mandatory pre-commitment scheme for poker machines, quashing fears that punters’ privacy would be breached.

Families Minister Jenny Macklin and independent MP Andrew Wilkie yesterday ruled out using biometric data, favouring a smartcard to limit the amount gamblers could spend on pokies in a session.

Read more in The Age.

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