CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on surveillance camera facial recognition

This photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on surveillance camera facial recognition

CBC Windsor reports that Detroit police and the Detroit airport have started using facial recognition through their surveillance cameras — something critics have said amounts to mass profiling and an invasion of privacy.

In Windsor, with 20 new cameras being installed downtown, Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens said facial recognition isn’t on his radar right now.

Windsor Law Centre for Cities’ Prof Kristen Thomasen was interviewed for the story.

Read full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/facial-recognition-surveillance-cameras-windsor-1.5297878

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