A commercial real estate company behind major shopping malls in Canada broke privacy laws in taking 5 million photos of shoppers and using facial recognition technology without their knowledge, according to federal and provincial privacy commissioners. Cadillac Fairview embedded inconspicuous cameras at digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls—two in Alberta, two in British Columbia, one in Manitoba, five in Ontario, and two in Quebec, per Global News. Those cameras took digital images of individuals' faces, which were converted into biometric numerical representations that could be used to identify people, according to a Wednesday report. The images taken at properties including the Toronto Eaten Centre were deleted, per the CBC. But the biometric information was stored in a third party-controlled database, which Cadillac Fairview said it didn't know existed.