The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta is considering an investigation into a plan to install ID scanners in Edmonton liquor stores, the Edmonton Journal reports. Liquor retailer Alcanna plans to install ID scanners at some of its locations. OIPC Communications Manager Scott Sibbald said in an emailed statement the agency only learned of the plan through news reports. “We have at no point been consulted on this pilot project announced by Alcanna and PatronScan,” Sibbald said. “The assertions by the companies that the identification scanning system used in liquor stores complies with privacy laws in Alberta are misleading. An independent analysis of the technology being used in the pilot project has not been completed by our office.”
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