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The Vancouver Police Board will debate whether to dismiss a complaint about its "Prime-BC" records database, brought by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.
The B.C.C.L.A. wrote to the privacy commissioner last spring, concerned that a B.C.-wide police records database could contain false information.
The database is used to prepare criminal record checks, and contains notes about who has called police, been a victim or suspect of a crime, been a witness and more.
The organization claims this could stop people from getting jobs - saying the system keeps tabs on more than eight in ten B.C. adults.
A report on the matter will be tabled at this week's police board meeting.
It recommends dismissing the complaint, saying the V.P.D. is satisfied its policies conform with privacy laws because certain details from in street checks aren't included in record checks for employment.