February 21, 2012 Non-U.S., Surveillance
Jonathan Fowlie reports:
The Insurance Corp. of British Columbia cannot use facial recognition to identify Stanley Cup rioters without a court order, B.C.’s privacy commissioner said in a report released Friday.
Commissioner Elizabeth Denham launched an investigation into ICBC’s use of facial recognition technology shortly after the June 2011 Stanley Cup riots, when the corporation — the provincial Crown corporation that provides auto insurance, driver and vehicle licensing and registration to B.C. motorists — offered to match external photographs of alleged rioters against its driver’s licence database.
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