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Canada Dashboard Digest | BCLC facial-recognition tests producing high number of false positives Related reading: Norwegian DPA publishes privacy survey


Documents obtained by CTV News found a facial-recognition system the British Columbia Lottery Corporation plans to use to keep troublesome patrons out of casinos has produced a high rate of false positives. Of the 3,647 alerts to come out of the system, 3,255 were rejected. The system was able to accept 387 results; however, only 26 were confirmed by staff members, according to the documents. "These systems are complicated. It was overpromised in the first place. Surveillance is something that is selling a sense of security and a sense of control. And that's always partial. It's always incomplete," Freedom of Information and Privacy Association President Mike Larsen said. BCLC plans to continue testing the system at one casino through 2020.
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