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Thousands of face biometrics searches without oversight enabled by Clearview market strategy

A searchable list of more than 1,800 public agencies with employees who used Clearview AI to search for people using face…

Mar 24, 2021

Shadowy origin story has observers picking at Clearview AI

Privacy advocates are starting to worry publicly that Clearview AI, the infamous face-scraping biometric startup, ultimately will prevail in court…

Mar 11, 2021

Legal fight against Clearview AI’s facial recognition service grows

Demographic groups are joining states and nations in demanding that Clearview AI end its massive face-scraping biometric service. Two California…

Mar 9, 2021

Would you buy a used face-scraped dataset from Hoan Ton-That?

The only telling moment in a recent TV interview of face biometrics innovator Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That is when…

Mar 1, 2021

State facial recognition regulations considered as ACLU and Clearview stand in for informed debate

Massachusetts new regulation of facial recognition diverges from the increasingly-worn paths of either preventing the technology’s benefits or not regulating…

Feb 24, 2021

Standing in biometric privacy lawsuits needs clarification from U.S. Supreme Court, Clearview AI argues

Clearview AI intends to argue for its interpretation of legal standing under Illinois’ biometric data privacy law in the U.S. Federal…

Feb 18, 2021

Appeals court will not reconsider sending biometric privacy suit against Clearview AI back to state court

The Seventh Circuit Appeals Court has declined to revisit a motion by Clearview AI to remand a biometric privacy suit against…

Feb 12, 2021

Clearview AI face biometrics patent filing suggests consumer application

A patent application filed by Clearview AI proposing the use of its biometric technology for the identification of individuals in…

Feb 4, 2021

Canada needs biometric surveillance regulation with enforcement powers – Privacy Commissioners

Canadian privacy commissioners at the federal and provincial level condemned Clearview AI’s biometric solution as unlawful mass surveillance, and called…

Feb 2, 2021

Clearview AI files to re-argue remand in biometric data privacy case to avoid state court

A motion filed by Clearview AI with the Seventh Circuit requests the court rehear its argument against the previously-rendered decision to…

Jan 28, 2021

Delete one person’s biometric records, German Data Protection Authority orders Clearview AI

Clearview AI will delete an individual from its biometrics database after the Hamburg Data Protection Authority declared the biometric profiles of…

Jan 25, 2021

Facial recognition and other biometrics targeted in data privacy legislation, but what will feds do?

Data privacy legislation is advancing in the U.S., though somewhat unpredictably, with different ramifications for biometrics vendors in different states….

Jan 18, 2021

Clearview AI biometric data privacy suit sent back to state court

A biometric data privacy lawsuit against Clearview AI will head back to state court after the Seventh Circuit Court of…

Jan 11, 2021

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,…

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