Children’s Privacy: Google subsidiary, Telus International bought Canadian kid footage from parents for $50

A report from 404 media found that between November 2023-January 2024, Telus paid Canadian parents $50 for rights to videos of their children. Telus plans to use the kid videos to train facial recognition for age verification. In explanation (and defense of the project), Telus and Google respectively said the videos will be used to “improve authentication, “offer more secure tools for end users;” and make Google technology “more transparent and accountable.” Wonder if any Google or Telus family kids participated?