Canada's lack of regulations of facial recognition technology usage is a threat to citizen privacy

Some police departments in Canada have begun to use facial recognition technology, such as Clearview AI 

Canadian privacy advocates are calling on all levels of government to create specific regulations around police use of facial recognition technology.

Canada doesn't have a policy on the collection of biometrics, which are physical and behavioural characteristics that can be used to identify people digitally. Because of that, there are no minimum standards for privacy, mitigation of risk or public transparency, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's website. 

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