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Clearview AI Faces Biometric Privacy Claims in Illinois Court

Oct. 26, 2020, 4:15 PM

Clearview AI Inc. must face consumer privacy claims over its facial recognition technology in an Illinois state court after a federal judge sent the case there.

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Oct. 23 that the claims belong in state court because they were “purposely narrowed.”

Consumers allege Clearview violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act by creating a facial recognition tool with photos scraped from social media without permission.

Unlike others who have sued Clearview over its data collection practices, the consumers aren’t seeking damages for Clearview’s alleged failure to get ...