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Facial Recognition Tech Could Be Coming To WA Bottle Shops

Facial recognition technology that's used to target problem drinkers in northern Western Australia may be expanded to Perth.

Alcohol-fuelled domestic violence offenders and repeat drunk-drivers would be among the people added to the Banned Drinkers Register, which would stop them from buying alcohol and direct them to rehabilitation services, the state government said on Sunday.

Racing and Gaming Minister Paul Papalia told The West Australian on Monday he would consider what the existing technology already provides "and look towards in the future having something like facial recognition technology".


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