The Impact of Algorithmic Policing on Human Rights and Equality

The Impact of Algorithmic Policing on Human Rights and Equality

Featuring Cynthia Khoo

Thursday, Oct 22 @ 12-1 PM


AI is increasingly prevalent in today’s world, but what are the implications of AI tech in law enforcement?

Algorithmic policing refers to algorithm-driven or artificial intelligence-driven technologies used by law enforcement, including “predictive policing” software and algorithmic surveillance tools (e.g., facial recognition, social network analysis). Canadian police services are already using, developing, or considering these technologies, but what are their implications for our constitutional and human rights? This talk presents findings and analysis based on new research by the Citizen Lab.

Cynthia Khoo is a technology and human rights lawyer, principal at Tekhnos Law, and research fellow at the Citizen Lab. She holds an LLM (Conc. in Law & Technology) from the University of Ottawa and a JD from the University of Victoria. Her work spans across issues such as privacy and surveillance, freedom of expression, platform regulation, algorithmic decision-making, and tech-facilitated abuse.

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Date & Time

October 22 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Updated on 16 October 2020