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ID Scanning Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns

PRIVACY LAW—NEW SOUTH WALES

September 27, 2012

The Office of the Privacy Commission for New South Wales has said it was not consulted prior to the initiation of an identification data sharing proposal for nightclubs in the Kings Cross area, GovernmentNews.com.au reports. Premier Barry O’Farrell said that “linked ID scanners will be introduced to licensed premises” and that “this means if a person is ejected from one venue, they can be banned from all other licensed venues in the precinct that night.” Details of what kind of personal data would be collected, shared, stored or protected have not yet been revealed.
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