Implications of a Moratorium on Public Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canada | Tech Informed Policy


Published: 26Aug2020

August 17, 2020 | Since the start of this year, there have been increasing calls for the Canadian government to impose a national moratorium on facial recognition technology. This demand arises from the possibility that law enforcement will use facial recognition to discriminate against certain demographics and worsen discrimination in the justice system. A moratorium would provide legislators time to develop a comprehensive and effective policy regulating  FR technology and the data it collects, uses, and shares. Read the full briefing, written by Max Bell Professor Taylor Owen and the Media Ecosystem Observatory, to learn about the concerns, limitations, and potential harms of FR technology in Canadian society.

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