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TAKE ACTION: Protect our rights from facial recognition

Facial recognition surveillance is invasive and inaccurate. This unregulated technology poses a threat to the fundamental rights of people across Canada.

Federal intelligence agencies refuse to disclose whether they use facial recognition technology. The RCMP has admitted (after lying about it) to using facial recognition for 18 years without regulation, let alone a public debate regarding whether it should have been allowed in the first place.

Across Canada, only one government – the City of Montreal – has debated and put in place any form of regulation on the use of facial recognition by law enforcement.

Send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair calling for a ban now.

Watch our new video on the problems with facial recognition:

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Protect our rights in response to COVID-19

Governments must take extraordinary action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that shouldn’t mean increased surveillance that threatens our privacy and undermine our rights.

We’ve released seven guiding principles for all levels of government to follow when making these important decisions – starting with the need to only bring in tracking tools as a last resort.

Officials are making decisions NOW about how to respond to the pandemic. Please send them a message urging them to follow these principles (listed in the letter) in any decisions they make.

Your message will go to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the federal ministers of Health, Justice and Public Safety, as well as to your provincial ministers of health and justice, and your local representatives (municipal, provincial and federal).

Want more information? Watch the short video below about the seven principles and how governments can protect our privacy and our health:

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