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Clearview AI Faces California, Illinois Lawsuit After Breach (1)

Feb. 28, 2020, 6:31 PMUpdated: Feb. 28, 2020, 8:26 PM

Clearview AI faces allegations of violating California’s landmark privacy law after the facial recognition company said it had a data breach.

A proposed class of plaintiffs is seeking statutory damages under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and a court order that Clearview AI violated the California Consumer Privacy Act, according to the complaint filed Thursday in the Southern District of California. Clearview AI also faces claims under a California consumer protection statute.

Tor Ekeland, an attorney for Clearview AI, said Feb. 26 before the suit was filed that, “Unfortunately, data breaches are part of life in the 21st century....

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