They beat up on these guys because they don't have the resources to fight back. Right or wrong in this case is not the issue. A easy win was. HIPPA will not go after a big health care chain, because the chain will spend all the money needed to block these cases. These guys will not back up there words about protecting patients against a biggie. They just want to look like it.
Then do a little dissection into the game. Is it a shooter. some of the best are running on their own created engines, so if you are making models, you usually need an understanding of sculpture, painting, lighting, human anatomy. weaponry needs physics for reactions, math for mass and damage.
Gaming is a damn sight more then just computer programming. you need a lot of other interdisciplinary skills. i know one of the earlier ID employees and Kens skill was sculpting monsters. you need more then just programming. I bet you find the games they like the best are the ones that are the top titles, and they are made to look like complete worlds. so you need to understand how the real world works. get out there and explore it, because if you expect to help create a digital version of it, you better understand how it works.
Its used in Vancouver to keep the gang bangers out, because right now they are all at war to take control of the blossoming drug trade. In Victoria its used to keep out the small cadre of drunks an malcontents who go from bar to bar to bar just getting more drunk. Its a private bar. If you don't like the fact that you have to provide ID then dont go. You dont have a right to go to the bar. no bar owner gives a shit who you are demographically, they care if you have already been tossed out of another bar this eveining for being a drunk dickhead.
We have an explosion of people in BC who wont accept any responsibility for being dumb. You don't have a right to go out, get drunk, piss on the doorway of someones downtown business, or start keying someones car because you don't like the way it works, or a hundred other complaints we get every weekend evening here.
And i mean here, because i live in Victoria. we just don't have a drunk tank big enough to deal with all of the late night idiots. We are pushing some of the responsibility back on the bars, and this is what they came up. The data is encrypted so its not easy to get to.
Too bad if you think you right to privacy has been violated. GO HOME AND SOBER UP