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Clearview AI Fails to Shake Consumer Face Scan Privacy Lawsuit

July 26, 2022, 4:02 PM

Clearview AI Inc. lost its latest bid to dodge a consumer class action lawsuit claiming that its facial recognition technology violates a state privacy law in Illinois.

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois let the suit go forward in a Monday ruling, despite Clearview’s request to rethink whether the consumers have legal standing to sue.

Consumers sued Clearview for alleged violations of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, which requires gaining people’s permission before using data like scans of faces or fingerprints.

The company has faced controversy for scraping more than ...