Complainant v. The Wild Coyote Club (Inquiry under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

The Wild Coyote Club required patrons, upon entering the club, to provide a driver’s licence which is then scanned into a computer, and to allow the club to take a digital photograph of the patron that is also stored in the computer. The BCCLA argued that the practice of scanning and storing the information contained on the driver’s licences of bar patrons violates the Personal Information Protection Act SBC 2003 c. 63, and is an unwarranted and unlawful intrusion into the privacy of patrons.