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As police increasingly use facial recognition technology, calls grow for regulations

Some police services in Canada are using facial recognition technology to help solve crimes, while other police forces say human rights and privacy concerns are holding them back from employing the powerful digital tools. It’s this uneven application of the technology — and the loose rules governing its use — that has legal and AI […]

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Parts of Washington state parental rights law criticized as a ‘forced outing’ placed on hold

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has paused parts of a new Washington state parental rights law derided by critics as a “forced outing” measure.  King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott on Friday paused portions of the law while a lawsuit brought by civil liberties groups and others is pending, The Seattle Times reported.  The […]

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Ontario public school teachers are protected from unreasonable searches: top court

Ontario public school board teachers have a Charter-protected right against unreasonable search and seizure in the workplace, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The top court’s decision came Friday in the case of two teachers who were reprimanded after discovery of a digital log about their work-related concerns.  The matter began in the 2014-15 […]

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Man charged with threatening FBI agent who had been involved in Hunter Biden laptop investigation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with allegedly threatening an FBI special agent who had been involved in an investigation into the dissemination of personal data from Hunter Biden’s laptop, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Timothy Muller allegedly called the FBI agent Tuesday shortly after a federal jury in Delaware announced […]

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8 bills get assent as legislature wraps up early

An Iqaluit electoral boundary change, a council’s ability to appoint new members and some additional spending measures were signed Friday as the Nunavut legislative assembly closed its spring sitting. Nunavut Commissioner Eva Aariak presided over the assent ceremony, signing eight new bills into law including one implementing some of the recommendations from the 2023 Nunavut […]

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Privacy commissioners investigate B.C. firm that does background checks for landlords

The privacy commissioners of Canada and British Columbia have launched an investigation into a Victoria-based company that performs background checks on tenants and others. They say in a joint statement that Certn is being assessed to make sure it complies with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and B.C.’s Personal Information Protection […]

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Quebec media say new bill to protect politicians is excessive, harms free speech

Quebec newsroom leaders are calling out a new bill to protect politicians from abuse, saying the legislation is excessive and potentially stifling to democratic debate. Media companies — including The Canadian Press, La Presse, Quebecor, and CBC — said Thursday in an open letter to the government that the bill contains measures that “compromise the […]

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