Barwatch

Despite PIPEDA, Vancouver bars are developing a data collection system called Barwatch. Designed to red-flag troublemakers, the Barwatch program photographs all patrons and swipes drivers' licenses upon entry. Barwatch will automatically give the establishment the patron's name and age and show if he or she has caused trouble at any other bar on the network.

Sounds like Swipe has already made it to Canada!

 

Related Matter

Introduction

U.S. Trends

Canada and Outside the U.S.:
PIPEDA
Canada Challenges Patriot Act
Barwatch
Canadian DNA Database
Safe Harbor Agreement
US-VISIT Program