The Royal Canadian Mounted Police of British Columbia broke its own standards on facial recognition by partnering with U.S.-based biometrics service IntelCenter, The Tyee reports. The deal, signed in 2016, allowed RCMP to access the 700,000-image database, which was created by lifting facial images from social media and other online sources. RCMP Sgt. Kris Clark indicated the deal was only signed to trial IntelCenter's database.
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