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The 4th Amendment is Nice to Have

Cities can require stores to send customers’ identification to an electronic database for police to monitor, judges in two [Canadian] provinces have ruled this week.
Cash Converters Canada Inc. and British Columbia’s largest pawn shop have each failed to persuade judges that a new generation of city bylaws is trampling customers’ legal rights.

From “Courts Okay Database Bylaw” in the Toronto Star.

There’s another interesting bit in there, about a requirement for three bits of government issued ID. You might think that the government realizes that their ID schemes are unreliable. Maybe they’re being relied apon too broadly? Someone should mention that to Labour.

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