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Facial recognition company in Canadian probe

Police to use facial recognition Facial recognition company in Canadian probe
Conrad Doyle | 25 February, 2020, 17:40

There are concerns concerns about whether the company is collecting and using personal information without consent. They have since halted its usage, but are one of a handful of police services in Canada known to have tested the technology.

It's been used by police forces around the country including Durham police.

Ontario's privacy commissioner Brian Beamish told CP24 Friday that it is collaborating with all its federal and provincial counterparts "to develop guidance on the use of emerging biometric technologies, including facial recognition, by the private sector or public sector organizations".

"We want to assure the public at large that we have not and nor do we have any intention this time to be using this software or this app".

EPS has said they are not working with Clearview AI.

Warren Driechel, superintendent of the Edmonton police informatics division, said Wednesday EPS is now in negotiations with a company to use facial recognition technology.

"It's a tool that you would, from a policing perspective, try to say, 'hey, how could I throw a face in there just to see whether or not I get a hit?'"

Last week, the Toronto Police Service confirmed to CP24 that several of its officers were using the technology for months without the knowledge of Chief Mark Saunders.

In an interview, he said that he will soon be asking a legislative committee focused on data-privacy issues to "examine facial-recognition technology, its use by police and also possible misuse".

In a statement emailed to CP24, Peel police said a "demo product" of the software was given to the police service for "testing purposes only".

Gray went on to say that a comprehensive review of past use is also underway.

"The free trial concluded, and an internal evaluation of the application is underway", Halton police Const. Ryan Anderson said in a statement Friday.

"This software was offered as a free trial, and our members researched its capabilities and limitations", said Sabourin, "Through due diligence, once concerns surfaced over the lawfulness of its use, all trial usages were suspended immediately and is not now in use by members of the NRPS".

Clearview AI did not right away answer to a ask for for comment.

Selling a technology that's more powerful than that offered by its competitors, Clearview AI markets its app by telling police detectives that it can determine nearly anyone's identity.

"We were not aware that the Toronto Police Service was using Clearview AI technology until contacted by them on February 5". Beamish said in an e-mail.

The images - grabbed from popular social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube as well as millions of other websites - are used in its facial recognition software.

"With any new technology, we realize the concerns this may raise with the public in terms of privacy and whether it will breach the privacy of everyday citizens", he said.

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