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Nova Scotia’s ‘secure’ drivers licences raise privacy concerns with lawyers

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 4:58 PM | By Terry Davidson

A prominent Nova Scotia privacy lawyer and a veteran criminal lawyer are red-flagging the possibility of easy police access to people’s biometric data gathered through the province’s new “secure” driver’s licence and ID cards.

David Fraser, McInnes CooperNova Scotia, along with three other Atlantic provinces, recently employed facial recognition technology in its new drivers licences and photo identification cards as a way of combating identity theft and fraud, according to a recently issued government statement.

But privacy lawyer David Fraser, of Halifax’s McInnes Cooper, has raised...