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BC's Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued a ruling that could have implications for police forces around the province.
Elizabeth Denham has ruled the Victoria Police Department must make changes to its automated Licence Plate Recognition Program that uses cameras mounted on squad cars.
Denham says the department must STOP sharing data with the RCMP on licence plate numbers including time and location of drivers who have done nothing wrong.
She says this is personal information about the suspicionless activities of citizens that is not serving a law enforcement purpose.
And she rules the future use of so-called "non-hit data" by municipal police would not be authorized under B-C law.