Feb. 5, 2024, 9:43 p.m. | Joel R. McConvey

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A release from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) says it has published new guidelines for the lawful use of biometric facial recognition and mugshot databases by police. Formally entitled “Facial Recognition and Mugshot Databases: Guidance for Police in Ontario,” the document comes in the wake of controversies surrounding the collection of biometric data by police forces across Canada.

“At the time of publication of this guidance,” it reads, “the lawfulness of police facial recognition mugshot programs, including compliance with …

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