Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) wants to use unprotected facial recognition templates and thus breach our privacy and risk exploseing Canadian’s BioMetric identities. Write you MP or the Canadian Privacy Commissioner to ask that the Privacy Office stand up to the CBSA and insist that they abide by Self Sovereign Identity principles SSI. Below is the concern I have submitted to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner https://www.priv.gc.ca/en
I was informed by NEXUS this morning that they would be introducing FACIAL RECOGNITION for screening Nexus clients at Canadian Airports. NEXUS assured us that they will be protecting the privacy of individual travellers by not storing personal information on the local Kiosk and rather would be storing personal information on secure cloud servers operated by CBSA. I don’t believe for a moment said servers will be truly secure and neither should you or CBSA. I object to the Canadian Border Service Agency unnecessarily infringing on my rights to privacy and exposing my biometric identifier. As a minimum CBSA should be setting an example by enforcing Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) which is being promoted and gaining acceptance in Europe, where the protection of privacy is more enlightened than here in Canada.