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Committee: Biometrics Not To Be Used To ID Gamblers

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

May 13, 2011

Biometrics are not an acceptable form of identification for gamblers, says an Australian committee charged with curbing gambling addiction, ZDNet reports. The gambling reform parliamentary committee said biometrics are too privacy invasive and that though some information is needed for identification purposes, storing biometric data in a national database would be unacceptable. Any proposed national regulation authority for gambling should have a detailed plan for how privacy will be handled, the committee said in a report last week.
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