Web Conference: More than Face Value: Facial Recognition Technology & Privacy

This web conference was a part of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium Online 2021.  

Original broadcast date: 15 June 2021

With the increasing adoption and deployment of biometric technology by private sector and government, the privacy implications of facial recognition technology have come squarely into the public eye. A number of sobering media reports and high-profile cases have resulted in pledges by tech companies, announcements of new legislation in various jurisdictions and increased scrutiny by regulators. A panel of Canadian privacy regulators discuss recent investigations into privacy sector uses of FRT (including Clearview AI and Cadillac Fairview), engagements involving law enforcement, guidance for private and public sector uses of FRT, and legislative considerations impacting FRT. This session is of practical value to organizations developing, using or contemplating the use of FRT in the commercial or law enforcement spheres.

Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Canada
Brent Homan, Deputy Commissioner, Compliance, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada
Diane Poitras, Présidente, Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec