La Ronde at odds with Quebec over biometric scanner

Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 8:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

La Ronde, the Montreal amusement park owned by Six Flags, is collecting biometric data from its users to admit them to the park. However, according to Quebec privacy commissioner spokeswoman Isabelle St-Pierre, in order to operate a biometric database, a company or institution needs to first make a request to do so to the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec — a step she said La Ronde has not yet taken.

Read more from The CBC via MSN.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:00 AM

So does the restriction apply to photographs, which are also biometric data? If not, then why not?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:06 PM

Exactly. These people don't even understand the technology.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:17 PM

But there's SO MUCH RED TAPE!

Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:57 AM

It's Quebec, I wouldn't expect anything else,eh.


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