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Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology

The federal privacy watchdog and three of his provincial counterparts will jointly investigate Canadian use of facial-recognition technology supplied by U.S. firm Clearview AI.

Norfolk County, Ont., adopts new false alarm bylaw

Norfolk County, Ont., is adopting a revised alarm bylaw designed to relieve the burden of false alarm dispatches for local police and encourage alarm owners to adopt means of verification that will help reduce the incidence of false alarms.

A year of firsts and lasts: Results from the Michigan State Police vehicle tests

Every fall MSP, in conjunction with the U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ), test the handling and performance of every new police vehicle on the market. These eagerly anticipated tests are seen as the most comprehensive analysis of police vehicles in North America. The year 2020 will mark the 22nd year Blue Line has reported the results.
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Top 100 Employers

York Regional Police one of “Canada’s Top Employers for Young People” for 2020

Social media and technology are changing the way young people expect to interact with their employers. That’s the message from this year’s winners of the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competition, announced in mid-January by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. » Read more

Supreme Court of Canada to examine solitary confinement in prisons

The Supreme Court of Canada will revisit provincial court rulings that declared federal provisions on the solitary confinement of prisoners to be unconstitutional — an examination that could have implications for new legislation intended to improve procedures for separating in-mates from others. » Read more

Saskatoon Police named a Top Employer for eighth year

For an eighth consecutive year the Saskatoon Police Service has been named a Saskatchewan Top Employer. The service is among 29 Saskatchewan companies chosen in the annual competition, and is highlighted in “Saskatchewan’s Top Employers,” a supplement to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post. » Read more

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

The recent killing of a 22-year-old woman in Quebec has focused renewed attention on Canada’s prostitution laws, which critics say are applied irregularly across the country and only make sex work more dangerous. » Read more
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Blue Line Expo 2020

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World Class Policing

SWAT Team Leader Development

Date: March 2-6, 2020
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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2020 RTI Policing Symposium Registration

Date: March 6, 2020
Location: The Research Triangle, N.C.
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Calgary Cyber Summit 2020

Date: March 10-12, 2020
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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RCMP N.L. Klondike Night

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: St. John’s, N.L.
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