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Denham To Audit Facial Recognition Use

BIOMETRICS

June 24, 2011

British Columbia Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said she will monitor the use of Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC) footage to identify post-Stanley Cup rioters in police investigations. The Province reports that under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, ICBC is permitted to hand over information to police with a court order, but Denham said she will "ensure that imagery that is identified for this investigation will not be used for further investigations of the police." An ICBC spokesman noted that the police will not have access to the image database but will provide an image and a court order, and ICBC will look for a match.
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