Stop Facial Recognition: Submission to British Columbia’s Police Act Review
In the hands of the police, facial recognition technology brings us one step closer to a full surveillance state.
A special committee is reviewing British Columbia’s Police Act and we’ve made a submission that makes the case against the police use of unregulated facial recognition technology.
After learning that dozens of Canadian police forces were using the now illegal facial recognition product developed by Clearview AI, we launched a campaign calling for a stop, and went to police boards to detail our concerns.
Out of that, the Vancouver Police Department announced a moratorium on their use of facial recognition technology. But we’re not stopping there. We’re going to be going to more police boards, submitting more complaints, and trying to make an impact at the provincial and national levels.
If you’re interested in finding out if your face is in Clearview AI’s database of more than three billion images, and you want to tell them to delete it, you can use our tool to take back your data from Clearview AI.
On the federal level, you can sign the petition calling for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition.
And if you’re interested in learning more about our concerns around police use of facial recognition technology, check out our submission.