Canadian Privacy Commissioner Finds RCMP Use of Clearview AI Facial Recognition Violated Canada’s Privacy Act

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Finds RCMP Use of Clearview AI Facial Recognition Violated Canada’s Privacy Act

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In the report to Parliament the Canadian Personal privacy Commissioner concluded that the Regal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) violated the Canadian Personal privacy Act by using Clearview AI’s face recognition project. The Commissioner’s report follows a Feb 2021 investigative survey that Clearview AI violated Canada’s Private information Protection and Electronic Files Act by scraping pictures off social media sites to produce a facial recognition database to ensure that “billions of people essentially discovered themselves in a ’24/7′ law enforcement line-up. ” Recently, within an open notice EPIC and also a coalition of more than 175 city society organizations and notable individuals called for “an downright ban on uses associated with facial recognition and remote control biometric recognition technologies that will enable mass surveillance plus discriminatory targeted surveillance. inch

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