By Thomas Saczkowski
Concerns continue to grow over carding practices in Toronto, specifically over how much data is being collected, and what this means for privacy, and how it is being used to disproportionately gather information on people of colour in Toronto.
On Tuesday September 1 a community consultation about carding practices will be held in Toronto as part of a provincial initiative to review policing practices.
The high percentages and a clear relation between carding practices and the harassment of racialized people, specifically the Black community, was detailed extensively in an 2010 investigative report by the Toronto Star headed by Jim Rankin. Human Rights Commissions releases also show the disproportionate amount of data collected by the police on people of colour in Toronto.