The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), a group that controls 27 gambling facilities in Ontario, Canada, is moving forward with plans to install facial recognition surveillance technology in all of its establishments by this spring, according to an article from The Star.
Unlike most surveillance technology in casinos, however, these systems are not designed for security purposes, but rather to help identify and remove problem gamblers before they are able to gamble.
Further, in an effort to keep their new systems as far from privacy invasion as possible, if a visitor’s face does not match one on file, the image is discarded from the system and those in the system are self-enrolled.
Other steps taken by OLG include an algorithm built into the systems software that disconnects images from collected biographical data so stolen or leaked images would be as useless to a fraudster as a simple photograph.
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