Cell Phone Border Searches Limited To Contraband

  • August 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On July 25, 2016, Miguel Cano arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry to the United States from Tijuana, Mexico. He was sent to secondary inspection by officials of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) because of…

Facebook Listened To Messenger Conversations

  • August 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Google. Apple. Microsoft. Amazon. And now, Facebook is the latest tech giant to confirm using outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services. Here’s the story. On August 13, 2019, in the lead article carried by…

A Hot Target Vehicle

  • July 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 16, 2018, the police were on proactive patrol in an area of Edmonton, Alberta, riddled with property crime. They were on the lookout for stolen vehicles. Ford trucks were on the priority list. Then, along came Illay Mohamed…

Privacy And Policing

  • July 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

An online sting operation, the entry of private property and a midnight pedestrian stop produced three recent rulings from the Supreme Court of Canada that considered the parameters of police powers under the Charter of Rights. All three cases raised…

Regulating Ethical Artificial Intelligence

  • June 28, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In June 2018 the European Commission set up the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG AI) consisting of fifty-two representatives from academia, civil society and industry. The HLEG AI was charged with the general objective of supporting the…

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