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OLG Says Gambling Program Will Protect Privacy

BIOMETRICS

April 22, 2011

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) says its new "Voluntary Self-Exclusion" facial recognition program, announced last year, will not violate gamblers' privacy, reports ITWorld Canada. The program aims to help those with a self-identified gambling problem to stop gambling by cross-referencing images of people entering OLG casinos with a database of people who have put themselves on a list banning them from the casinos. Paul Pellizari, the OLG's director of policy and social responsibility, says unless the system recognizes a face as being in the database, the image is automatically deleted. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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