Feb 162017
 February 16, 2017  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Nathan Munn reports:

Police in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa are being supported by a so-called “virtual backup” team that provides front-line officers with unprecedented amounts of information as they race to service calls.

The unit, known as the the Ottawa Police Strategic Operations Centre (OPSOC), has been active since October 2016. But civil liberties advocates are raising concerns about the project, pointing out that it monitors protesters on social media and is developing ‘predictive policing’ capabilities based on crime data that could contain hidden biases.

Read more on Motherboard.

via Joe Cadillic

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