Wednesday, November 25

Privacy Commissioner of Canada

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Cadillac Fairview collected millions of images from buyers without consent, privacy watchdog say

Cadillac Fairview collected images from five million buyers without consent, according to federal privacy commissioners, Alberta and BC. The commissioners 'investigation reveals that the commercial real estate company incorporated cameras into its digital information kiosks in 12 Canadian shopping malls and used facial recognition technology without customers' consent. The company claims that the goal behind the scenes was to analyze the age and gender of buyers and not to identify individuals. Cadillac Fairview says shoppers learned of the activity through stickers it had placed on the mall's entrance doors that referred to its privacy policy. However, the commissioners found this measure to be insufficient. "Commissioners foun...