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Found 8 record(s)

Req # A-2017-08624

Please provide records related to Facial Recognition Technology (FRT), Any FRT manuals, policies, purchase orders and/or MOUs for FRT systems.

Organization: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

136 page(s)
December 2019

Req # A-2017-02419

QP note from RCMP to Public Safety: Aug. 10, 2016 / RCMP Use of Facial Recognition / Internal Tracking no. 16-002924

Organization: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

4 page(s)
August 2019

Req # A-2018-08617

Records from January 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 concerning "match rates" or "non-match rates" Primary Inspection Kiosks technology. This request is for facial recognition only.

Organization: Canada Border Services Agency

55 page(s)
March 2019

Req # A-2018-877

All records - including not limited to draft and final versions of policies, guidelines, meeting agenda, meeting minutes or notes, briefing notes, technical specifications, training documents, bulletins, memoranda, executive summaries, slide decks, handouts, handwritten notes, preparatory notes, notes from phone calls, faxes, reports, diagrams, studies, surveys, contracts, budgets, financial documents, and all internal and external correspondence including email - produced between January 1, 2013 to November 19, 2018 that contain discussion of or reference to the use of:a. Algorithms, algorithmic decision-making, algorithmic analytics, algorithmic analysis, or automated analysis;b. Algorithmic risk assessment or algorithmic risk analysis;c. Predictive analytics, predicative analysis, predictive modeling, predictive intelligence; d. Machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, artificial intelligence, "big-data" or data driven intelligence;e. Social media monitoring, social media-analytics; and/orf. Facial recognition;For the purposes of collection, managing, analyzing, or assessing data and information related to monitoring, investigating or responding to criminal activity, suspected criminal activity and/or predicted criminal activity.

Organization: Canadian Security Intelligence Service

0 page(s)
December 2018

Req # A-2018-878

All records - including not limited to draft and final versions of policies, guidelines, meeting agenda, meeting minutes or notes, briefing notes, technical specifications, training documents, bulletins, memoranda, executive summaries, slide decks, handouts, handwritten notes, preparatory notes, notes from phone calls, faxes, reports, diagrams, studies, surveys, contracts, budgets, financial documents, and all internal and external correspondence including email - produced between January 1, 2013 to November 19, 2018 that contain discussion of or reference to the use of:a. Algorithms, algorithmic decision-making, algorithmic analytics, algorithmic analysis, or automated analysis; b. Algorithmic risk assessment or algorithmic risk analysis; c. Predictive analytics, predicative analysis, predictive modeling, predictive intelligence; d. Machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, artificial intelligence, "big-data" or data driven intelligence; e. Social media monitoring, social media-analytics; and/or f. Facial recognition; For the purposes of making determinations about an offender or suspected offender, accused, defendant, prisoner or convicted individual including, but not limited to for purposes of correctional services, remand, bail, sentencing, inmate security classification, risk assessments or parole.

Organization: Canadian Security Intelligence Service

0 page(s)
December 2018

Req # A-2017-14001

Records pertaining to facial recognition technology (FRT) from November 1, 2013 to August 31, 2017 including information regarding all software, hardware, databases and other technology used in FRT. This includes manuals and policy instruments regarding the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information obtained via the use of FRT, as well as, lists of sources for probe photos, practices for FRT requests made to other parties, procedures for verification of positive matches, program evaluation reports, records regarding legal authorities surrounding the use of FRT, Memorandums of Understanding on FRT information sharing with other agencies, including the number of requests made and granted, purchasing and contracting records, training and technical materials.

Organization: Canada Border Services Agency

598 page(s)
November 2018

Req # A-2018-00052

All records pertaining to the use of facial recognition technology in Canadian airports between Jan. 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018

Organization: Public Safety Canada

113 page(s)
September 2018

Req # A-2017-312

All records related to facial recognition technology between Jan. 1, 2017 to present.

Organization: Canadian Security Intelligence Service

30 page(s)
April 2018

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