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Webinar: The Implications of Facial Recognition Technology

February 15, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Implications of Facial Recognition Technology: An Investigation through the lens of Constitutional, Privacy, and Human Rights Law

Legal issues do not occur in a vacuum. For each new innovative leap forward, there are potential ramifications in business, privacy, strategy, criminal, constitutional, and human rights law. The best lawyers are the ones who recognize the interplay between substantive areas of law and understand how each of the individual threads connects together.

This virtual session, on February 15, 2022 at 12h30 (EST), is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Human Rights Program, and the Future of Law Lab. It will focus on Facial Recognition Technology (“FRT”) and investigate how its ripples affect various fields of law. In particular, the panel will examine the Constitutional, Privacy, and Human Rights impacts of FRT. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear our experts speak to the benefits, challenges, risks, and trends associated with this novel technology as it relates to their specialization.


Vincent Chiao, University of Toronto

Vincent Chiao, B.A. (University of Virginia), Ph.D. (Northwestern), J.D. (Harvard), researches and teaches primarily in the area of criminal law and criminal justice, with a particular interest in the philosophical examination of its doctrine and institutions. He is the author of Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State (Oxford University Press 2018).

Carole Piovesan, INQ Law

Carole is managing partner at INQ Law, focusing her practice on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence (AI) risk management. She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, cyber readiness and breach response, data governance, ethical AI and responsible innovation. Prior to founding INQ Law, Carole was co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tétrault. She has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kate Robertson, Markson Law

Kate Robertson practices criminal and regulatory litigation representing both individual and corporate clients. Her practice includes both trial and appellate advocacy. She has conducted numerous criminal trials, including jury and judge-alone trials, and has advocated at all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a Fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, where she consults on law and policy issues relating to privacy, law enforcement, and surveillance.


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February 15, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm