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 August 22, 2009  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S.

Controversial technology that collects bar patrons’ personal information will remain in use after B.C.’s privacy commissioner worked out a compromise with the technology’s owner.

Privacy commissioner David Loukidelis ruled in July that a system made by TreoScope to collect and store customers’ names, photos, birthdates, genders and driver’s licence numbers as part of the BarWatch program violated privacy laws.

But on Friday, he said the software can remain in bars and clubs providing it does not retain the driver’s licence numbers, and erases data within 24 hours after it’s collected.

Read more on The Vancouver Sun.

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