Can your face be your undoing: The perils of facial recognition

Can your face be your undoing: The perils of facial recognition

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Tuesday December 3, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Facial Recognition is becoming overwhelmingly prevalent. Being rolled out faster than rules and regulations can possibly keep up, the stakes are very high. The technology is notoriously unreliable, rampant with errors, biased, and discriminatory -- particularly its inability to recognize people of colour, even though largely used to target and monitor marginalized communities. If your accounts are compromised, you can change your password. But if a facial recognition database is compromised, you can't change your face. What does consent look like, in an era of facial recognition? What rules need to be in place to keep us safe? Can it ever be used 'responsibly'?

Join a group of experts to discuss these vital issues


Laura Tribe, Executive Director, OpenMedia

Kate Robertson, Lawyer, Markson Law, and Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Brenda McPhail, Director: Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association


James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression


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