Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 02.25.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 21,2008
Nightclub's drivers license scanning nixed
by UPI

CALGARY, Alberta -- A Calgary, Alberta, nightclub owner has been ordered to stop scanning patrons' drivers licenses as a security measure, the Calgary Herald reported.

Despite praise and encouragement from city police, Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work said the practice at Paul Vickers' Penny Lane Entertainment group had to stop, as there was no evidence the data collection served "as a deterrent to violent behavior."

He also ordered all data collected be destroyed, the Herald said.

Vickers installed the SecureClub scanning system at three clubs he owned in Calgary in 2002, along with surveillance cameras and airport-style metal detectors, the report said.

Vickers, who owns 14 clubs in three provinces, has 50 days to appeal Wednesday's ruling.

"We now have zero cases of the use of the date-rape drug," he told the newspaper. "We have no purse snatches any more. The scanning system has contributed to reduced criminal acts throughout all of our venues."

Calgary Police spokesman Kevin Brookwell said the force endorsed the scanning.

"We thought it was a great idea and it has been helpful to us in a number of investigations," he said.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1052 times read

Related news
Killer father to be buried with family by UPI posted on Jun 03,2008

Plane reported 'control problems' by UPI posted on Jan 11,2008

Brutal cold helps pine beetle fight by UPI posted on Mar 13,2008

Neo-Nazis suspected in Calgary firebombs by UPI posted on Feb 22,2008

Hippo's death may lead to new travel rules by UPI posted on Feb 05,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 14 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?