Feb 222020
 February 22, 2020  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

CBC News reports: Alberta’s privacy commissioner is taking part in a national investigation of facial recognition technology supplied by U.S. firm Clearview AI. An announcement Friday states the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, along with the federal privacy commission, Quebec and British Columbia privacy commissioners, will jointly [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Kate Allen and Wendy Gillis report: Federal and provincial regulators are launching an investigation into whether Clearview AI, the company that makes facial recognition technology used by at least four Ontario police forces, breaks Canadian privacy laws. The investigation was initiated “in the wake of numerous media reports that have raised [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Graham Cluley reports: Video chat app ToTok has been removed from the official Android and iOS app stores by Google and Apple respectively, following growing concerns that it was actually helping the government of the United Arab Emirates spy on users’ conversations and location. The ToTok was first pulled from the Google Play store [Read More…]