Clearview AI Face Recognition Found to Violate Canadians’ Privacy (1)

Feb. 3, 2021, 6:49 PM; Updated: Feb. 3, 2021, 7:59 PM

Clearview AI Inc.'s facial recognition technology amounts to surveillance and violates the privacy rights of Canadians, regulators in Canada said.

The findings, announced Wednesday, were the result of a joint investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and other provincial authorities. They found that Clearview collected Canadians’ personal data without their knowledge or consent.

Clearview AI has faced criticism for scraping photos from social media to amass a database of billions of images for its facial recognition technology. The technology was marketed and sold to law enforcement agencies in Canada, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, ...

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