Privacy concerns raised about bar photographing patrons, IDs

From Midday Report, 12:47 pm on 4 June 2021

A Wellington bar which is popular with students is looking at introducing technology which would photograph customers and scan their IDs. This is part of a push by The Establishment bar on Wellington's Courtenay Place to improve safety, and thereby renew its liquor licence. City officials and the police are concerned about crime and disorder in the area which is home to dozens of late night venues. Digital and ethics expert Dr Andrew Chen talks to Max Towle about the Patronscan technology.