Global News reports Cadillac Fairview will suspend the use of facial recognition technology at a pair of malls in Calgary. Cadillac Fairview Corporation Director of Media Relations Janine Ramparas confirmed the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Alberta's privacy commissioner are investigating the use of the technology, adding the company will cooperate with the inquiry. The decision to stop using the tech was praised by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada. PACC President Sharon Polsky said individuals need to be better informed about the use of facial recognition tech and that regulating the practice is difficult due to outdated privacy laws. In an op-ed for the Edmonton Journal, Paula Simons explores why the Cadillac Fairview situation raises concerns about facial recognition technology.
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