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Cavoukian and OLG Announce Biometrics for Gamblers

BIOMETRICS

November 19, 2010

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian released a whitepaper last week announcing a facial-recognition technology to be rolled out in 2011 at OLG gaming sites. The opt-in system will detect a gambler's live facial biometric and unlock the necessary information and alert security to do a manual check, according to a press release. Cavoukian said the technology will "offer dramatically improved privacy protection over simple facial recognition, without compromising any functionality, security or performance," and is based on Cavoukian's privacy-by-design principles. 
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