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Clearview AI Risks $23 Million Fine for Snooping on Brits

Nov. 29, 2021, 5:26 PM

Clearview AI Inc. faces a 17 million-pound ($23 million) fine after the U.K.’s data protection watchdog said the facial-recognition firm may have collected images from a “substantial number” of British people without their knowledge.

Images in Clearview AI’s database “are likely to include the data of a substantial number of people from the U.K. and may have been gathered without people’s knowledge from publicly available information online, including social media platforms,” the Information Commissioner’s Office said in a statement on Monday.

The provisional findings follow a probe the ICO had opened with the Australian Information Commissioner last year to examine ...