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Cadillac Fairview Collected 5 Million Images From Buyers & Finds Research

Cadillac Fairview, the real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping malls, has illegally collected around five million images from shoppers using cameras built into its digital information kiosks in 12 shopping centers. is reporting. According to an investigation by federal, Alberta and BC privacy commissioners, the company used facial recognition technology to capture images without customers' knowledge or consent. "Buyers had no reason to expect their image to be collected by a discreet camera, or used, with facial recognition technology, for analysis," said Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien. The company used a technology called "Anonymous Video Analysis" or AVA to capture temporary digital images of people's faces within the camera's fie...