In November 2018, a Facebook employee in Texas alerted police in the Indian state of Maharashtra about a 21-year-old man who had posted a suicide note on his profile. The intervention came after Facebook expanded its pattern recognition software to detect users expressing suicidal intent. Mumbai police rushed to the young man’s home, reaching him in time to provide aid and counseling.
 

A year earlier, Canadians with a documented history of mental health hospitalizations were refused entry at the U.S. border. An inquiry by the Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada found that the Toronto Police had collected n...

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