Jul 252009
 July 25, 2009  Posted by  Business, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

A ruling by B.C.’s privacy commissioner that an identity-scanning technology used by dozens of bars and clubs in the province violates privacy laws may put public safety in jeopardy, the chairman of Vancouver Barwatch said Friday.

“Our fear is that his ruling has put Barwatch out of business, and that every gangster and every nutbar is going to come downtown this weekend,” John Teti said.

“Our paramount concern is public safety,” he said. “We will do everything in our power to make sure our bars are safe for the public.”

Read more in The Vancouver Sun.

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