The province’s new drivers’ licenses will have facial recognition technology.
The provincial government says all data for the production of the licenses will be held only by them. In a statement, government says each day, employees of the Motor Registration Division will send a secure electronic file to Gemalto, the company that prints the cards.
Once the batch has been printed, the company is supposed to destroy the data.
Furthermore, government says facial recognition software is already in use and reduces the risk of identity theft or fraud by creating an algorithm based on facial features.
Representatives of the province say there is no identifiable personal data associated with the algorithm, and the software is only to be used by government employees.