Editor’s note: An earlier version of this news brief erroneously attributed Luke Stark's quote to Deputy Commissioner Smolynec.
In an interview with CBC Radio, Office of the Privacy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Gregory Smolynec said Canada's federal law is 20 years overdue for an update, particularly when it comes to facial recognition and AI. He pointed to provincial and territorial laws in Canada being more up to date on regulating and protecting citizens' privacy and data rights, such as Quebec's recent legislation. Additionally, Luke Stark, assistant professor at Western University's Faculty of Information and Media Studies, discouraged the public and private use of facial recognition technology, saying, "I think we need to be taught to not produce any more of it and get rid of what we got."
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