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Clearview AI biometrics searches spike as police work to identify Capitol rioters

Alabama’s Oxford city police department is among U.S. law enforcement departments using Clearview AI’s controversial biometric facial recognition software to…

Dec 21, 2020

Clearview AI to face consolidated biometric data privacy suit in Illinois in partial victory

Clearview AI is facing a multidistrict data privacy suit over its sale of biometric services in Illinois, after having its…

Nov 18, 2020

LAPD prohibits use of third-party face biometric software

The Los Angeles Police Department will cease its use of and access to facial recognition software Clearview AI, reports Buzzfeed….

Nov 12, 2020

Seattle police officer’s use of Clearview AI face biometrics may have violated city policy

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI and Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers exchanged hundreds of emails in which police were…

Nov 9, 2020

EFF says First Amendment can’t save Clearview AI biometric faceprinting

Arguments can be made for protecting faceprinting under the First Amendment, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation says biometric face-scraping vendor…

Oct 28, 2020

EPIC files lawsuit to force release of ICE facial recognition documents

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on…

Oct 27, 2020

Biometric privacy suit against Clearview AI remanded to state court in blow to defense

A biometric privacy lawsuit against Clearview AI has been remanded to Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois by a federal judge,…

Oct 21, 2020

Clearview AI to provide tools for responsible facial recognition use by law enforcement

Clearview AI is planning to introduce new compliance features for its biometric application to help law enforcement customers enforce usage…

Oct 9, 2020

Clearview AI seeks dismissal of biometric data privacy suit, says changes ensure compliance

Voluntary changes to company policy make biometric data privacy violation allegations against Clearview AI moot, according to one of several arguments…

Oct 7, 2020

Hitachi ID, Idex Biometrics, Daon and Clearview AI announce leadership, board appointments

Several digital identity and biometric technology providers have made additions to leadership teams across the globe. Hitachi ID has announced…

Sep 25, 2020

Law enforcement face biometrics provider Clearview AI raises $8.6M

Clearview AI has raised just over $8.6 million in funding from undisclosed investors, though the associated paperwork has revealed the identity…

Sep 14, 2020

Clearview AI loses bid to dismiss biometric privacy suit brought by Vermont AG

A biometric data privacy lawsuit brought by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan against Clearview AI will move forward after a Vermont…

Sep 11, 2020

Clearview AI seeks biometric privacy claim consolidation, new BIPA cases brought and defenses considered

Clearview AI is asking to have 11 biometric privacy class action suits combined with each other, and another suit by the…

Aug 27, 2020

Central position in biometrics and privacy debate “an honor,” Clearview AI CEO says

In a one-hour-long video interview with This Week in Startups, Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That discusses the misconceptions around biometric…

Aug 24, 2020

Hamburg data protection commissioner demands answers on biometric dataset from Clearview AI

An administrative order on information regarding the biometric processing of personal data has been issued against Clearview AI and its…

Aug 18, 2020

U.S. district court gets Clearview AI’s attention; biometrics firm decries latest legal setback

The fight over biometric face-scraping and -selling is building like a professional wrestling story line, and, at least to some,…

Aug 18, 2020

Veridium, Patriot One, LumenVox and Clearview AI announce hires to grow biometrics and CV market share

Several biometrics companies and a video analysis firm have announced new hires as they look to build their technology portfolios…

Aug 17, 2020

Clearview AI wins biometrics contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement amidst ongoing controversy

An investigation by industry watchdog Tech Inquiry has revealed that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency paid $224,000 to…

Aug 13, 2020

Judge rejects Clearview AI’s motion to move or dismiss biometric privacy suits, consolidates complaints

Bids by Clearview AI to dismiss or relocate a biometric privacy suit from federal court have been rejected, with U.S. District…

Aug 7, 2020

Macy’s sued for allegedly violating biometric privacy with Clearview AI use

Macy’s use of Clearview AI’s face biometrics violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), according to a proposed class action…

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